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  • David Skarin

Candied Bacon

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

Does this really need an introduction? I mean, come on, it’s bacon, and it’s candied! Yum!

This is a super easy recipe with three ingredients. I suggest using a non-stick pan that is kind of worn out. I have a non-stick that is not really “non-stick” anymore but have kept as it’s kind of my junk pan.

I rarely throw away pots and pans unless they are complete garbage and reason being is that I don’t want to ruin some of my nicer pots and pans when making something like this. This recipe gets really syrupy (is that a word?) and can stick to the pan making it a pain in the butt to clean. But, since I don’t really care about this pan, I can clean it with a coarser sponge and not worry about ruining it as it’s already been around the block one too many times.


Fast Facts

Category: Pork

Cut: Thick Cut Bacon

Weight: ½ pound

Grill: Stove top

Heat Source: Gas

Type of Wood: N/A

Spray: N/A

Estimated Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes

Actual Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Time of Cook: N/A

Estimated Cooking Temperature: Medium heat

Actual Cooking Temperature: Medium heat

Location of Purchase: Local grocery store

Cook Date: September 21, 2020


Ingredient List

  • 5-6 slices of thick cut bacon (I did five as I was doing a specific amount for a recipe)

  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Supply List

  • Frying pan, suggest an old worn out one



Step 1: Place your bacon in a frying pan and turn temperature to medium heat.

Step 2: Sprinkle half the brown sugar on the bacon, cook a 2-3 minutes.

Step 3: After a few minutes, flip the bacon and sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on the bacon. Cook another 2-3 minutes.

Step 4: Add the maple syrup to the pan and cook until preferred doneness. Continue to flip the bacon every minute or so to get an even cook and coating.

NOTE: The more you cook with the syrup, the thicker the sauce will get. I suggest at least 1-2 minutes per side.

Step 5: Remove the bacon from the pan and let cool before handling.


Lessons Learned (Note: I will update this section to include your lessons learned from the comment section)

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