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Steven Raichlen’s Grilled Maple Candied Bacon

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

This year GrillGrate is a proud sponsor of Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke TV show. Steven was gracious enough to develop a recipe for his viewers utilizing GrillGrates and boy did he go off the high board with this one...

bacon candy

 0.33 cup pure maple syrup, slightly warmed
 1 cup brown sugar
 12 thick (1/8 to 1/4 inch) sliced bacon
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Step 1: Set up your grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium (350 degrees).

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Step 2: Spread a rimmed baking sheet with foil (this facilitates cleanup). Lightly oil a wire rack using a paper towel and place it over the baking sheet.

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Step 3: Brush each bacon slice on both sides with maple syrup.

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Step 4: Spread out the brown sugar in a baking dish. Dip each slice of syrup-coated bacon in the sugar, pressing it into the sugar. Invert to coat the other side. Arrange the bacon slices on the wire rack, leaving 1/4 inch between each.

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Step 5: Indirect grill the bacon on GrillGrates until browned and crisp and the sugar is caramelized, 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 pieces

Servings 0


Amount Per Serving
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%

Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 492mg21%
Potassium 49mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%

Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 46g
Protein 7g15%

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 31%
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.