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Maple Brown Sugar Bacon

Maple Brown Sugar Bacon has the perfect combination of sweet, savory, crispy and spicy. Easy to make and seriously delicious, this nutty and candied bacon is the most addictive appetizer or snack. Also perfect for brunch!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown Sugar Bacon, Praline Bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 305kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire baking rack on top.
  • In a food processor combine the brown sugar, nuts, salt, rosemary and cayenne and process until the nuts are finely ground. Add the maple syrup and process to moisten the mixture. It will resemble coarse wet sand.
  • Place the bacon pieces on the baking rack. They should be about an inch apart form each other (you don't want the bacon to touch). With a small spoon spread the nut/sugar mixture evenly on top of each piece of bacon.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the topping is nicely brown. Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes (it is hot, very hot) before transferring to a paper towel lined plate. Transfer to a serving plate and serve warm or at room temperature.



  • You can use 1/2 cup of any pecans if you don't want to use pistachios.
  • Nutrition facts are an estimate and will vary depending on the brand of ingredients used.
  • Inspired by a recipe by Ina Garten


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 185mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.6mg