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Cooking with Grunt Style: Candied Bacon

Cooking with Grunt Style: Candied Bacon

On this episode of Cooking with Grunt Style, we will teach you how to make glorious candied bacon.

Prep Time – 5 minutes

Marination Time – 15 minutes

Cook Time – 15 minutes


Brown Sugar – 1 pound per pound of bacon

Black Pepper – to taste

Thick Cut Bacon – Enough is never enough, but use the 1 pound bacon to 1 pound brown sugar ratio

Secret ingredient #4 explained below



Charcoal or Propane tank, depending on the grill

Large mixing bowl



1.  Prepare your grill for direct cooking and mix your brown sugar and black pepper in a large bowl.

2.  Add half strips of bacon to the bowl, tossing the mixture to coat the bacon. Cover the bowl to allow the brown sugar to liquify, producing a glaze over the bacon. While you wait it’s time for special ingredient #4, so crack open your favorite brew.

3.  Start loading the bacon onto the grill; flipping it frequently to avoid burning and enjoy more of ingredient #4.

4.  The bacon is done when it is a deep red color, approximately 15 minutes. Ensure you enjoy this quickly as anyone that smells it may try to steal your candied bacon. However, at this point your ingredient #4 container should be empty and can be used to ward off the would-be thieves that will try to steal your candied bacon.

Makes about 9 servings (two slices per serving)

Nutrition facts vary based on cut of bacon and brand, but here are some estimates per serving:

Bacon – 86 calories, 6.6 grams of fat, 0.6 grams of carbohydrates

Brown Sugar – 17 calories, 0 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of carbohydrates


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9 thoughts on “Cooking with Grunt Style: Candied Bacon”

  1. I do candied bacon in the oven. I’ve also done candied bacon wrapped dates and candied bacon jalapeño poppers (stuffed with deer or elk). I’ve even added Jim Beam to the bowl! Make anything with candied bacon for a gathering and you’ll be a superhero.

  2. This will be a great culinary delight to add to my grilling expertise.
    Can you eat more than one serving if you have ingredient #4 left over?

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