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Candied Bacon ("Pig Candy")

You only need 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep for this quick Candied Bacon! It's a perfect sweet-and-salty treat for brunch, appetizers, and even dessert.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword candied bacon, pig candy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 288kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 8-10 slices bacon (or as many slices as you can fit on your wire rack without overlapping)
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and spray the rack generously with cooking spray.
  • Place the brown sugar in a shallow dish. Working with one piece at a time, dredge the bacon in the sugar, pressing to make sure that both sides are evenly coated. Place bacon in a single layer on the wire rack.
  • Bake until the bacon is crispy, about 20-25 minutes. Let the bacon cool on the wire racks for a few minutes. It will continue to crisp up as it cools. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Store leftover candied bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serving: 2strips of candied bacon | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg