Candied bacon, "pig candy", bacon candy, pork candy, call it what you will, this irresistible treat will have everyone calling for more! This candied bacon recipe is easy to whip up and is a guaranteed favorite!
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top of lined baking sheet. Spray rack lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, cayenne, and black pepper.
If desired, cut bacon in half if you would like smaller pieces. Dredge bacon in spice mixture so both sides are coated, rubbing it in with your fingers to make it stick well.
Lay bacon in a single layer on wire rack. Sprinkle any remaining spice mixture over the top of bacon slices.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crispy. Check frequently toward the end of the cooking time to make sure bacon doesn’t get too brown. Let cool slightly before serving. Bacon strips will get crisper as they cool.
Don’t cool this bacon on paper towel lined plates, it will stick!
I use “butcher” thick cut bacon. If you use regular thick cut bacon, or a thinner cut, decrease the cooking time.