BACON CANDY ~ SAVORY with a bit of sweetness

Bacon Candy

Made Bacon Candy.

As I read earlier this year, bacon candy is supposedly “out of style”.
Just like clothes, foods go in and out of style.
That’s fine and well, but, what if I don’t want to let go?
Well, since I’m all about enjoying life, bacon candy will stick around.

Made my first batch of bacon candy. I enjoyed this thoroughly.
I tell you, it will always have a place in my kitchen. These make great appetizers.
I also like that it is baked in the oven. No stove top necessary. That fact alone makes this recipe a keeper.
There is no stove top mess. The smell of bacon lingering for hours or days on end in the kitchen is non-existent.

When selecting the bacon, keep in mind, fat renders, so use a thick cut bacon.

1 Bacon Candy Prep-thick bacon Make a brown sugar mixture.
You can get really creative here and use spices that you like.
Cover the bacon completely with the sugar mixture.

2 Bacon Candy Prep-cover bacon with sugar mixture Remove excess.

3 Bacon Candy Prep-sugar covered bacon Place the bacon strips on a baking rack and set on a foil-lined rimmed sheet pan.

Once baked, cool the strips on a cooling rack.

4 Bacon Candy-Cooling on rack


Bacon Candy

Yield: 20 pieces

½ cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
20 slices bacon, thick cut

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cover a rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil.
3. Set an oven proof baking rack on the sheet pan.
4. COMBINE sugar and spices in a bowl.
5. One by one, place bacon strips in sugar mixture.
6. Pat sugar mixture into the bacon.
7. Shake off excess sugar mixture.
8. Place sugar covered bacon strips on baking rack.
9. BAKE 20-25 minutes or until crisp.
10. Transfer to a cooling rack.
11. Cool. Serve.

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Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter.
This day commemorates the day Jesus Christ’s body laid in the tomb.

Rosary and candle

Music Video: I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Music by Michael R. Hicks.
Vocals by Linda Rowberry.
From the album, I Know He Lives.
Michael, ‘Thank You’ for sharing your video.

Todd Anderson

Photo credit: Todd Anderson
Flickr: Mwesigwa
‘Thank You’ Todd, for sharing your photo.


Photo credit: Scott Dungan
Thank You Scott for sharing your photo.

The Bacon Candy recipe can also be found on my dessert blog, Baking is my Zen.

~ Carmen

sometimes SAVORY

…cooking is art revealed

Photography by Carmen Ortiz ~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.


About sometimes SAVORY

My passion is baking...but, I also like to cook. I have a dessert blog called, Baking is my Zen, with Wordpress and Blogger. Currently using wordpress, but, there are many recipe photo tutorials on the blogger account.
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