Spicy Candied Bacon Twists
Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins

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  • 1 (16 ounce package) hardwood smoked bacon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack over the foil.

  • Step 2

    ​​In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, ground mustard, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and cayenne pepper. Place aside.

  • Step 3

    Twist each strip of bacon into a straw shape. Place on prepared baking rack. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Cook 15 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer twists to a parchment lined sheet pan. Cook 15 minutes, until golden brown, crispy, and caramelized.

  • Step 4

    Return bacon twists to original prepared baking rack. Allow excess fat to drip and twists to crisp up. Transfer to a serving platter.