My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bacon Candy

Stop whatever you're doing! If you make a big batch of this you can forget about the peanut brittle and fudge. No one will even miss it. Since it's the holiday season we can eat what we want, right! Holy cow is this good!

Bacon Candy or Candied Bacon, it is all the same, delicious. I guess this was the "food item" of the year in 2009, and everyone has their own recipe. Most of the recipes I have found call for 4 to 8 slices of bacon. Who are they kidding. That will be eaten before the pan hits the counter top. Just the smell of it cooking will bring in the neighbors. This can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks, hot, room temperature or cold. Stick some in a zip lock bag for your purse, in case you get stuck in a snow drift.

Bacon Candy
make as much as you want
print recipe

1 pound of good bacon (less if you want)
1/4 cup of brown sugar, or maple syrup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a sheet pan with foil and place a rack in the pan.

Place bacon strips on rack, not touching, you may have to do two or three cooking. Now you have a choice, either brush the bacon on both side with maple syrup, or sprinkle with brown sugar. I hate decisions, so I brush the bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle a little brown sugar on also. The syrup helps the sugar to stick better, don't overdo either one.

Bake for 10 minute or so and turn bacon, bake for an additional 10 minute or until a nice golden brown. Let cool a little before serving.

If using for a snack, stand the bacon pieces upright in a pretty glass.

COOK'S NOTE: Save that wonderful sweet bacon grease in the bottom of the pan to season your green beans, collards or kale.


  1. I will be making this and you can bet it will be way more than 8 slices! Great idea!

  2. Beverly, I get behind on my comments but never on my reading. You have posted the most wonderful collection of recipes. I don't know how you do it. I love bacon and I love cooking with bacon grease like my ex-mother-in-law taught me. Why not go one step further and put a little syrup and brown sugar on the whole thing? Sounds awesome.

  3. I will make this for Tyler - he will go NUTS.

    Thank you.

  4. Cut a pound of bacon in thirds and wrap each piece around a little smokie. Put them all on a foil lined baking sheet and sprinkle with 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. I don't think I could make too many of these either. My family inhales them! Your recipe has to be just as good!


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