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Candied Raspberry Baked Bacon


Sharing a delicious candied bacon today! My Candied Raspberry Baked Bacon could not be more simple to prepare and irresistibly delicious!

Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

If I could jump up and down with excitement telling you about this recipe I would! These drool worthy strips of sweet and salty bacon are heaven sent. You won’t believe how simple this recipe is!

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Candied Bacon

This sweet bacon is the perfect party snack and a great sweet and savory treat. Before cooking the bacon, coat each piece with your jam and brown sugar to perfectly complement the intense, salty taste of the meat. Candied bacon should take only thirty minutes to prepare and it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Take 1 pound of cooked bacon strips (I used the microwave ready bacon strips) and brush each lightly with your preserves then sprinkle lightly with brown sugar. Place in the oven and let the magic happen!

Candied Bacon

Crispy fabulous candied sweet and savory bacon strips!

Candied Bacon

Tips For Candied Bacon Recipe:

  • You can use thick or thin bacon.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar on the bacon before you bake it
  • Turn the bacon over after 10-15 minutes and sprinkle with more brown sugar
  • Let the bacon cool on a wire cooling rack so the grease can drip off.
  • Bake the bacon at 400 degrees.
  • You can make many different kinds of bacon such as chocolate bacon, garlic bacon, cumin bacon, and cinnamon bacon.
  • Chop your candied bacon and use for doughnuts, cakes, cookies, ice cream, salads, you name it, it’s good on about everything!
Candied Bacon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, bacon recipe, bacon recipes, candied bacon, candied bacon recipe, how to candy bacon, how to make candied bacon
Servings: 15
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 pound cooked bacon strips
  • 1/4 cup Raspberry Preserves
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a baking rack. Arrange bacon strips onto baking rack and brush evenly with preserves. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned and crisp. Remove and let cool for 20 minutes. Serve room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Candied Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    This is such a fun idea!! I definitely need to give this a try.

  2. 2

    LOVE Smucker’s jam! And this is probably the most creative way I’ve ever seen jam made into a recipe! Candied bacon – definitely need to try this. Pinning!

  3. 3
    Maria says:

    Josh and Caleb will love this bacon!

  4. 4

    Love candied bacon! Especially a raspberry flavor!!

  5. 5
    marla says:

    Now this is a very creative way to prepare bacon! Love it Jenny ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 6

    Like your idea a lot, that must taste so good.

  7. 7

    Ok, that bacon?! Are you serious!!! I am trying to LOSE weight! ha!

  8. 8
    Gaby says:

    Love it! So irresistible!

  9. 9
    Susan says:

    Looks yummy….did you use already cooked bacon?

  10. 10

    This is VERY creative Jenny! I am totally intrigued!

  11. 11

    Baked bacon is the best. I’ll have to try it with jam.

  12. 12
    Kay M says:

    What brand of precooked bacon strip did you use? The ones I previously have tried would not make it past 5 minutes in an oven at 400ยฐ without burning as they are so tissue thin. This recipe sounds really good but not so good for my diet. But I can cheat every now and then. Thanks for sharing.

  13. 13

    Well, this bacon just made today an 11/10 situation. So much goodness!

  14. 14

    I’m jumping up and down for this recipe! Holy cow, it sounds seriously amazing!

  15. 15

    You had me at bacon – this looks so fantastic!!

  16. 16

    Um this is amazing! I love the raspberry!

  17. 17

    I am salivating just thinking about this bacon. I’ll bet it would be awesome crumbled over a melted Brie crostini.

  18. 18

    I once made candied maple bacon and quite enjoyed it so I ate the entire batch before it had even cooled. I didn’t feel the best after that so I cured myself of a candied bacon addiction really, really quickly. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I still want to try this, though! Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 19

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  20. 20
    Marla says:

    Will this work with uncooked bacon?

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