Pig Candy

Crispy, sweet and salty. This is the perfect bacon snack!



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About this Recipe

This recipe is from Sons of Butchers and was originally served at Project 1590‘s From the Ground Up (Agriculture education event).


  • 1 package bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, except the bacon, and mix well with a fork.

Step 2

Take a package of bacon, cut the slices in half, and place them on a cooling rack placed on foil lined cookie sheet.

Step 3

Spread the sugar mixture over pieces of bacon making sure to cover completely. Reserve about 1/3 of sugar for the other side.

Step 4

Bake at 375F for 20 minutes in oven or on grill. Flip over and apply the rest of sugar mixture. Finish baking until the bacon is crispy but not burnt. Time will vary based on thickness of bacon. Check frequently as sugar will begin to burn if left in too long.

Step 5

Let cool for a little bit and enjoy!