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Maple Mustard Candied Bacon
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr

You're going to flip at the first taste of this Maple Mustard Candied Bacon! It's smoky, sweet, salty, savory, crispy and ridiculously delicious! It's fabulous as a topping on salads, soups, burgers, pizzas, etc. and makes an amazing addition to a cheeseboard!

Course: Appetizer, Condiments, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candied Bacon, Easy Candied Bacon, Maple Mustard Candied Bacon
Servings: 24
Calories: 102 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 pound thick-cut smoky bacon (I really like Applewood cured bacon.)
  • ½ cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coarse-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a piece of parchment paper, about 18-inches long on the counter for cooling the bacon once it’s baked.
  2. Line a half sheet pan with foil with edges extending over the top of the pan. You could also use parchment paper, but be sure to use a piece large enough that the edges extend over the pan. Set a cooling rack with a fairly tight mesh (see Café tips above in post) into the pan. Spray the wires of the rack with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Cut the bacon into 1-inch squares and set aside.
  4. Mix the brown sugar, mustard, maple syrup and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  5. Add the bacon to the brown sugar mixture and stir gently to coat.
  6. Place the bacon squares on the wire rack that’s been set over a foil-covered sheet pan.
  7. Bake for 35-50 minutes, until the bacon, is a deep mahogany color and crisp. Brush the bacon with the remaining maple-mustard mixture halfway through baking. (The exact cooking time will depend on the thickness of your bacon.)
  8. Let the bacon cool for a minute or two then transfer to the parchment paper. It will be a bit flexible while it’s still hot from the oven but will cool into crisp pieces.

  9. Serve the bacon warm or at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container, layered with parchment paper or wax paper in between. You can warm it in the microwave or in a dry pan over low heat.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in post for further instructions and more detailed tips.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Mustard Candied Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 42IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.