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Sweet and Spicy Bacon is a version of pig candy featuring a kick from TABASCO Sweet & Spicy Sauce. Elevate your pig candy! {sponsored post}

Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon (aka Pig Candy)

Carrie @ poet in the pantry
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 43 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4


  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 3 Tablespoons TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard the kind you squirt on food; not the powder
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, TABASCO sauce, honey, garlic powder, and mustard. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir thoroughly, then set aside.
  • Lay out the slices of bacon in the prepared baking sheet. Brush on the sauce.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the bacon. Microwave the remaining sauce for 20 seconds, then brush on more sauce.
  • Bake for another 10 minutes, then flip the bacon. Microwave the remaining sauce for 15 seconds, then brush on what's left.
  • Bake for another 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through and sticky.
  • Transfer to parchment paper to cool, making sure none of the bacon overlaps. Serve the same day you prepare it.


The final product will be a beautifully lacquered piece of bacon that is sweet but spicy--a great treat for any time of day.