Smoked Bacon Candy Recipe

Does it get better than smoked candied bacon? I think not. This Smoked Bacon Candy Recipe is ah-may-zing!!!

Definitely not for the weak of heart or the diabetic, but certainly worth a try at least once in your life (if your diet allows). Enjoy!

Bacon Candy

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours, 15 minutes
By author Dish Ditty Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2lb Thick Cut Bacon
  • Pam Cooking Spray

Marinade

  • 6oz Maple Syrup (Half of a 12 ounce bottle)
  • 2-4 tablespoons Dry Rub (I used Pappy's Prime Rib Rub)

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Molasses

Chocolate coating

  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips (optional)

Post-Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

Directions

Marinade Bacon
Step 1
Drizzle the Maple syrup on the bacon
Start by Marinading the bacon overnight. Drizzle the Maple syrup onto the bacon...
Step 2
Sprinkle with Rub
Sprinkle with the rub...
Step 3
Rub on Bacon
And spread the rub and maple syrup all over the bacon, layering the bacon in a container that can be covered and refrigerated. Refrigerate at least 4 hours and as long as 12 hours.
Coat Bacon with Brown Sugar
Step 4
Rub on the brown sugar
Remove the bacon from the refrigerator and rub into the bacon the brown sugar. Be sure to fully coat the bacon on both sides.
Step 5
Brown sugar
The bacon should look like this when you are done, with all the brown sugar glazed over the bacon and wet from the maple syrup.
Smoke round 1
Step 6
Smoke for 1 hour - not touching
In a 225 degree preheated smoker, lay the bacon onto the grill leaving a little bit of space between each slice so the smoke can get around the bacon. Smoke for 1 hour at 225 degrees.
Prepare the Glaze
Step 7
Make the glaze
While the smoker is doing it's job, combine the 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar, 1/2 cup Maple Syrup and 1/4 cup Molasses in a bowl. Mix well and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir/whisk well and make sure the brown sugar is fully dissolved. If it is not, return to the microwave and cook for 30 more seconds. Set aside until the next step.
Glaze the bacon
Step 8
Brush the glaze onto the bacon
After 1 hour, brush the glaze created in the previous step onto the bacon.
Step 9
Flip the bacon and glaze the other side
Flip the bacon and glaze the other side...
Smoke round 2
Step 10
Smoke 1 more hour
Cover and smoke for 1 more hour
Cool
Step 11
Place bacon on wax paper
Remove from the smoker and place on wax paper that was lightly coated with Pam cooking spray, leaving room between each so they don't stick together.
White Chocolate
Step 12
Drizzle white chocolate
Place the white chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir... if not melted, repeat by microwaving for 30 more seconds. Drizzle on the bacon. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to let the white chocolate set.
Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Step 13
Drizzle dark chocolate
Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir... if not melted, repeat by microwaving for 30 more seconds. Drizzle on the other side of the bacon. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to let the white chocolate set.
Step 14
Cut & Serve
Cut into chunks and serve! Refrigerate leftovers.
Bacon Candy by Dish Ditty Recipes

Bacon Candy

Bacon Candy by Dish Ditty Recipes

Bacon Candy by Dish Ditty Recipes

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