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Candied Peppered Bacon

Candied Peppered Bacon

Quick way to spice up bacon for your next party.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Comfort Food
Keyword bacon, candied, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 75kcal


  • 1 lbs uncooked bacon
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp chili flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Line baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Place bacon strips on the lined baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl mix the sugar, pepper and chili flakes.
  • Spread the sugar mixture over the bacon as evenly as possible.
  • Put baking sheets in oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, take spoon and spread the liquid that has formed at the bottom of the pan over the bacon.
  • Let bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Flip bacon strips to ensure that they cook evenly on both sides.
  • Bake until bacon is nice and crispy. This should take about another 15-20 minutes.
  • Take bacon out of pan and place on cooling rack to let cool.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Don't have dark brown sugar, don't worry if you have light brown sugar, that will work too.
  • No parchment paper, no worries. You can use aluminum foil instead.