Crispy maple and brown sugar candied bacon is the perfect combination of sweet, salty & savory!

Although the cleanup is a bit messy, this candied bacon is fairly easy to make. It is baked in the oven and basted with maple syrup and brown sugar. The maple syrup and brown sugar melt and caramelize to form a sticky candied coating around the crispy bacon. If you want to give it a bit of a kick, add 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and 1/4 tsp ground ginger to the brown sugar before cooking and it results in a sweet and spicy treat that is simply irresistible. It is also referred to as Millionaire’s Bacon, because it’s just that good! Give it a try, you won’t be sorry!

Maple Candied Bacon

(yields 12 servings)


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1/3 cup Meridan Hill Maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place bacon on a wire rack on a foil lined baking pan.
  3. Brush the top of the bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Flip the bacon and brush the other side with maple syrup and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  6. Bake for another 15 minutes or until it reaches the desired level of crispiness.
  7. Goes great on a burger, in a Bloody Mary Cocktail, or even as a snack for any occasion. Enjoy!