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Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

Candied bacon is a nice combo of sticky-sweet with a good spicy kick from red pepper flakes. Perfect for a sandwich or burger, to accompany breakfast or just as an indulgent snack.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course meat, Side Dish


  • A smoker grill or oven
  • A rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper


  • 6 slices thick cut bacon
  • ¼ cup Head Country Apple Habanero BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup we used a ghost pepper infused maple syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp red pepper flakes


  • Preheat grill or oven to 375°.
  • In a small bowl, combine BBQ sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar and pepper flakes and mix until a thick paste is formed.
  • Arrange bacon slices on baking sheet and spoon paste on bacon slices, spreading evenly.
  • Bake in grill or oven until cooked through and just crispy- about 15 minutes.
  • Check regularly to prevent burning- it will be done quickly.
  • Remove from pan, drain on paper towel, and set aside.
Keyword bacon, candied bacon