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Maple Bourbon Bacon Blondies - Poet in the Pantry

Maple Bourbon Candied Bacon

Carrie @ poet in the pantry
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert


  • 1 8- ounce package Jones Dairy Farm dry aged bacon Cherry hardwood smoked is preferred
  • cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup bourbon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack inside it. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Lay out strips of bacon so they do not overlap. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon, heating over medium flame.
  • Stir until it starts to boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for a minute to thicken. Remove from heat.
  • Brush bacon strips with mixture and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, flip bacon over, and brush again with sugar mixture, then return to the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Flip bacon strips, brush with sugar mixture, and return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; bacon will get crispier as it cools.