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?
You see, every Sunday, my husband and I have a cookfest. We experiment with new recipes, (and most of the time it’s smoked recipes because it’s so fun to experiment with that cooking method!) 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
When we 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…
Full Recipe Below
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
- 1 lb thick sliced bacon
- 1/4 cup +/- maple syrup
- 1/4 cup +/- brown sugar
- Remove rack(s) from the smoker
- Preheat your smoker to 210 degrees
- Lay out each piece of bacon on a piece of wax paper or a cookie sheet
- Drizzle maple syrup over each piece of bacon, spreading the syrup evenly on each piece of bacon, using a basting brush
- Sprinkle brown sugar over each piece, spreading evenly with the brush
- Transfer bacon to smoker racks
- Smoke for 1 -1/2 Hours