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Whiskey Maple Candied Bacon

This candied bacon recipe is the perfect addition to almost any baked good, or is a delightful sweet and salty treat on its own!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Slices
Calories 115 kcal


  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar (Lightly packed)
  • 2 Tablespoons Whiskey
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the bacon on the parchment paper in a single layer so that none of the slices are touching.
  • In a small bowl, make the baste by mixing the maple syrup, brown sugar, and whiskey until the brown sugar is fully incorporated.
  • Use a basting brush or spoon to spread a little bit of the baste on each slice.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the bacon and carefully flip each slice over. Repeat the basting process and return to the oven.
  • Bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Once again take the bacon out, flip it, and cover it with the remaining baste.
  • Return the bacon to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the bacon in browned and the fat is rendered.
  • Use tongs to transfer the bacon to a cooling rack and allow the glaze to harden a bit.
  • The bacon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and the freezer 4 months.


  • Keep a close eye on the last round of baking, ovens and varying thickness of bacon can affect the cooking time and could result in burnt bacon!
  • When storing the bacon, separate each slice with parchment or wax paper so they don't stick together.
Keyword make ahead, Maple, Maple Bacon, Whiskey