Learning How To Make Candied Bacon is a must! This indulgent treat takes crispy bacon to a whole new level by coating it in a rich, caramelized glaze. This Candied bacon recipe (also known as million-dollar bacon) is a mouthwatering combination of smoky, savory, and sweet flavors that's perfect as a snack, a decadent side dish for breakfast, or even as a delicious topping on salads + desserts and more! The best part? It's incredibly easy to make, requiring just three simple ingredients. Ary-fryer option.
Bacon holds a special place in many hearts, and I'm no exception. I believe that adding bacon to any dish instantly elevates its flavor – who can resist a bacon-grilled cheese, right? But just when you thought bacon couldn't get any better, enter Candied Bacon, the game-changer you never knew you needed
If you haven't experienced the sheer delight of candied bacon (AKA Million-dollar Bacon), I'm here to tell you, that you're in for a treat that's going to steal your heart. This isn't just food; it's a flavor explosion that'll have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and more. Sprinkle it on salads (like this Fall Harvest BBQ Chickpea Kale Salad), stack it in sandwiches, add it to pizza like this Gluten-Free Hot Honey Bacon Pizza, or get fancy and use it as a delicious sweet + salty dessert topping on ice cream (hello No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream). Elevate your grilled cheese game with this Hot Honey Apple Cheddar Bacon Grilled Cheese-- A mouthwatering combination of sweet + savory flavors.
Trust me, this is the kind of food magic that leaves you wondering how you've lived without 'million-dollar bacon'. You can enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, or whenever you want a snack that'll make your taste buds sing. Add a burst of sweet and salty excitement to your meals. The best part? Just 3 ingredients and ready in under an hour!
Candied bacon is bacon that's been sweetened to perfection. Picture crispy, smoky bacon strips coated in a mouthwatering layer of caramelized brown sugar + maple syrup. It's that perfect blend of sweet and savory, with a delightful crunch. Candied bacon is the ultimate treat for bacon lovers and those looking to add a delicious twist to their meals. Some refer to it as million-dollar bacon---it's playfully named because it's so scrumptious, it's like a flavor sensation that hits the jackpot!
With just three ingredients and your oven (or air-fryer), making this candied bacon recipe is a breeze. In under an hour, you'll have the best bacon you've ever tasted!
Here is what you need to make the best million-dollar bacon -
Here are some ideas on how to serve million dollar bacon:
As a Standalone Snack: Enjoy candied bacon on its own as a delicious and addictive snack.
On a Cheeseboard: Add candied bacon to a charcuterie or cheeseboard for a sweet and savory twist. Learn How To Make the Best Charcuterie Board
Sandwiches + Burgers: Upgrade your sandwiches with a layer of candied bacon for an extra burst of flavor and crunch. Try it with these Jerk Turkey Burgers or my personal favorite this Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich
Salads: Crumble candied bacon over salads to elevate the taste and texture. It would be an amazing addition to this Roasted Cauliflower Green Goddess Salad
Feel free to get creative and experiment with candied bacon in your favorite dishes – the possibilities are endless!
For this candied bacon recipe, you can totally use pork or turkey bacon. Thick-cut slices are always best
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- Place the bacon strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket, sugar-side up. Make sure they are not overlapping to ensure even cooking.
- Cook the bacon in the air fryer for about 8-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of your bacon and your desired level of crispiness. Check it after 8 minutes and adjust the cooking time as needed.
- If you want both sides of the bacon to be candied, flip the bacon strips halfway through the cooking time. You can also add more brown sugar on this side.----Keep an eye on the bacon to prevent burning. It should be crispy, and the sugar should be caramelized but not burnt.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days.
To reheat, feel free to line the bacon on a baking sheet with parchment paper and heat in the oven at 350 degrees until warmed through. Also, reheating in the microwave or air fryer is an option.
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