Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like
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Smoked Candied Bacon

Smoked Candied Bacon: A sweet and salty side dish made in a smoker that’s incredibly easy, and will disappear before your eyes!

Let me set the scene for you:

Honey, where did the bacon go?

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like

You see, every Sunday, my husband and I have a cookfest.  We experiment with new recipes, that may or may not even pair well with each other.  Sometimes, we will make it a challenge and follow the rule that we have to use whatever we have in the house, and we CAN’T go to the grocery store.

I’m always amazed at what we can come up with.  But my ALL-TIME favorite recipe creation from this little game, is the

Smoked Candied Bacon

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like.

When we {ahem, my husband} created this heavenly concoction… I asked him to remarry me.  No lie.

So back to the story…

Jessica, where did the bacon go?

Um… I ate it.

Jessica, that was a whole pound of bacon.

I put my head down in shame, and my husband DIED with laughter.

I literally ate the entire pound.  Thank the good Lord I didn’t have a checkup at the doctor the next day, because I’m certain I would have been put on “watch,” for a potential heart attack.

 So we had a pound of bacon that we needed to use.  We always have brown sugar & syrup on hand because of my kids obsession with my 5 Minute Butternut Squash Pancakes, & and we wanted to put our new smoker to use.

The Smoked Candied Bacon was born…

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Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like.

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like.

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like.

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like.

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like.

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like.

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like.

Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like
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Smoked Candied Bacon

Smoked Candied Bacon: A sweet and salty side dish made in a smoker that's incredibly easy, and will disappear before your eyes!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon in a smoker, bacon with brown sugar, smoker recipes breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 1 pound of bacon
Calories 386 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 lb thick sliced bacon
  • 1/4 cup +/- maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup +/- brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Remove rack(s) from the smoker
  2. Preheat your smoker to 210 degrees
  3. Lay out each piece of bacon on a piece of wax paper or a cookie sheet
  4. Drizzle maple syrup over each piece of bacon, spreading the syrup evenly on each piece of bacon, using a basting brush
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar over each piece, spreading evenly with the brush
  6. Transfer bacon to smoker racks
  7. Smoke for 1 -1/2 Hours
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Candied Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 3 slices))
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 504mg 21%
Potassium 192mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 16g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you don’t have a smoker, I’m sure you could improvise with oven cooking.  But ladies & gents… the combo of sweet & salty with the “smoked,” flavor from the smoker:

will SEND you over the edge.  It is FABULOUS.

Trust me.  If you make it, and don’t want to eat the entire pound… your will power is stronger than mine.  Apparently. 😉

Smoked Candied Bacon in the smoker

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