Spicy Candied Bacon

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the blog Serious Eats. It looks so yummy. I like bacon and this is something I want to try very soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the chili powder and brown sugar in a shallow bowl.
  3. Fit a sheet of parchment paper onto a jelly-roll pan.
  4. Bury each slice of bacon in the chili and sugar mixture; rub both sides to assure the mixture adheres.
  5. Lay the bacon strips on the prepared pan.
  6. The bacon strips may be left flat or twisted two or three times by holding each end to make a candied "stick".
  7. Bake for 30 minutes without turning.
  8. Always transfer candied bacon using tongs; the hot sugar can easily burn your fingers.


Most Helpful

Very similar to my Recipe #382998, except mine uses cumin instead of chili powder. :) I cooked mine in a rack on top of a broiler pan so the bacon wouldn't soak up all that fat. Otherwise, I made it as posted. I twisted some and left some flat. The twisted ones took a bit longer to cook. This was delicious! Thanks for sharing.

breezermom October 24, 2010

We just loved this bacon; sweet and a little spicy at the end. I used my Sil-Pat mat, to make for an easier clean-up. This would be awesome crumbled over a salad, but it is great on it's own. I did forget to twist them, but will try to remember next time. Like DH said when tasting it, "How could you make it any better?" I agree! Thanks for sharing, Boomette.

alligirl November 09, 2010

I don't know about you, but I'd love to have a doctor actually insist that I eat bacon. ...and to think, a recipe that makes bacon even tastier. Curse you. ;-}

gailanng October 26, 2010

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