An unusual, delicious treat to bring to a Super Bowl party or potluck. See our Super Bowl recipes for more inspiration.

Special equipment: You’ll need a pastry brush for this recipe.

Game plan: You can spice up your candied bacon by adding chili powder, paprika, pepper, or any other spices that you like.

Click here to watch’s Jenny Stewart make this bacon candy in an episode of our CHOW Tips video series.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: About 45 mins 

Ingredients (3)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • About 1/2 pound bacon


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  2. Mix together the brown sugar and maple syrup in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and arrange the bacon strips side by side. Using a pastry brush, evenly coat both sides of the bacon with the sugar-syrup mixture. Cook until the bacon looks caramelized, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.