Bourbon Brown Sugar Bacon Candy

It was as if the ingredients had a pow-wow and said “Okay troops, gather round.. it’s time to party on the bacon boat!”

Bourbon Brown Sugar Bacon Candy

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 lb bacon (I prefer thick cut)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire cooling rack on top.


Spray the rack with cooking spray.


In a medium sauce pan over medium heat add the brown sugar, bourbon and maple syrup.


Cook, stirring often until the mixture is reduced and because a thick syrup/glaze. ~about 15-30 minutes. Watch the heat so it doesn’t burn.


Place the pieces of bacon on top of the rack trying not to overlap. Spoon or brush the syrup on top of the bacon.


Place in oven and cook for 13 minutes.


Remove from the oven and flip the bacon. Spoon or brush the mixture on top of the bacon.


Return to the oven and cook for 13 minutes.


If the bacon is not crispy enough (remember it’ll crisp up as it cools), flip the bacon over, spoon any remaining spice mixture and bake for a few more minutes. OR you can broil for 1 minute each side but watch as this will burn.


Remove from the oven, allow to cool 1 minute on the rack and then using cooking tongs, and remove the bacon from the rack and plate.


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