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bacon Love

Grilled Bacon Candy

by | Published Feb 19, 2016 | Last updated Nov 2, 2021 | 0 comments

Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 minsYields10 Servings
Food and Wine magazine served as the inspiration for this simple recipe. What could be better than sweet and spicy bacon? Not much! Feel free to take the flavor profile of this creation in any direction you like. Grilling the bacon adds a whole new layer of flavor that you just can’t get in the oven.
bacon Love
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 slices

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 526mg22%
Potassium 4mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Preheat your grill to medium heat- 400F


In a small bowl, whisk the brown sugar with the cayenne and chili powders.


Arrange the bacon strips on a sheet pan.


Sprinkle half the sugar/pepper mixture evenly over the bacon.


Carefully flip bacon pieces over and sprinkle with remaining sugar/pepper mixture.


Transfer bacon to preheated grill and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes.


With tongs, carefully flip the bacon over to it’s other side and allow to cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.


Depending on how crispy or chewy you like your bacon it may be finished earlier or later- you will just have to pay close attention towards the end of the cook.


Remove bacon from grill to clean pan and allow to cool.

Make Ahead: Bacon Candy can be made earlier in the day and stored at room temperature.


 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
 1 teaspoon chili powder
 20 slices of thick cut bacon


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