Maple Candied Bacon


When it comes to Maple Syrup, sometimes a touch of decadence is exactly what you need to satisfy your maple craving. Imagine taking your favorite foods to a whole new level by infusing them with maple syrup. So If you’re looking for a deliciously addictive and easy-to-make snack for your family that combines sweet and savory flavors, look no further than Maple-Candied Bacon. This tasty creation is made by baking thick slices of bacon coated in a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze until they’re crispy, caramelized, and irresistible. The recipe is simple, requiring only a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time. Once you try this maple flavored treat, we think it will become one of your new MapleWorxz maple syrup recipe favorites!

Here’s our recipe for making Maple-Candied Bacon:


  • 1 pound (450g) thick-cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, ground cinnamon (if using), and a pinch of cayenne pepper (if desired). Stir well to make sure the brown sugar is fully dissolved.
  3. Lay the bacon slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Using a pastry brush or spoon, generously brush the maple syrup mixture over each slice of bacon, coating it evenly.
  4. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the edges are caramelized. Keep a close eye on it towards the end of the cooking time to prevent burning.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the maple-candied bacon cool for a few minutes on the pan. The bacon will continue to crisp up as it cools.
  6. Transfer the maple-candied bacon to a wire rack or a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess grease.
  7. Once cooled, the Maple-Candied Bacon is ready to be enjoyed! Serve it as a snack, crumble it over desserts, or use it as a topping for salads, pancakes, or even ice cream.

If you prefer, adjust the sweetness and spiciness according to your preference. Feel free to experiment with different variations by adding a pinch of other spices like black pepper, smoked paprika, or even a dash of hot sauce for an extra kick. Whatever you choose,  Maple Candied Bacon could be one of your favorite maple syrup treats.