Peppermint Bacon

Peppermint Bacon
Staff Writer

Alexis Murphy

For those of you who are maple syrup and bacon fans, this one’s for you. We make ours all the more festive by sprinkling a few crushed candy canes over them. Because hey, you can never have enough candy canes during the holidays.

8
Servings
82
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Special thanks to Alexis Murphy of Jac o' lyn Murphy for helping us test this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Pound  bacon
  • box candy canes, crushed
  • 1-2  Tablespoon  maple syrup

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place each slice of bacon on a baking rack that’s on top of a baking sheet. Sprinkle each slice with a little bit of salt and pepper, and then bend the top of each slice so that the bacon resembles a candy cane. Roast the bacon until crisp, about 15-20 minutes. Remove the bacon from the oven and brush each slices with the maple syrup. Bake in the oven for an additional 4 or 5 minutes. When the bacon is done, remove from the oven and sprinkle each slice with the crushed candy canes. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Sodium, Na
191mg
13%
Water
14g
1%

Peppermint Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peppermint Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.