Maple Candied Bacon

July 19, 2022

1 pound thick-cut bacon (I used what was on sale - regular bacon)
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper - I WOULD HAVE ADDED MORE....
½ tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Lay the uncooked bacon sliced onto the pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine Wood's Maple Sugar, cracked black pepper, cayenne pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the bacon slices, fully coating all of the slices.
  • Using your hands, gently pat the sugar down onto the slices of bacon.
  • Bake for 15 MIN AND WATCH CLOSELY until brown and crispy.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer the bacon from the baking sheet pan to a cooling rack and let cool for another 10 minutes.