Maple Candied Bacon

Recipe by Heather N.
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Wrap a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, add the maple syrup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, Kosher salt, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • Add the bacon to the bowl and toss gently with your hands. Make sure that all of the slices are evenly coated.
  • Place the bacon in a single layer onto the wire rack.
  • Bake in the center of the oven for about 20 minutes. The bacon will be a bit brown, but will most likely need to bake for another 10-15 minutes. It should look slightly dark (not burnt) and crispy. If you take it out too soon, the texture will be chewy. Be patient!
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the rack. Don't let them sit too long or else they will stick.
  • Once cool enough to handle, you can break the bacon into chards (you'll have about 32 pieces). Alternatively, you can leave them whole.
  • Serve at room temperature.