Twisted Candied Bacon (made with unrefined sweeteners)
You can twist these for a fun shape, or leave them flat. It's your choice. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of your bacon. Make sure you watch carefully the last five minutes! Near the end of the cooking time, it can be easy to burn.
Serves: 5
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar (or whole cane sugar, such as rapadura)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Generous sprinkle of black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, toss the sugar, cinnamon and black pepper together. Put the bacon on the baking sheet, and sprinkle sugar mixture over the bacon. Turn bacon over and rub the sugar onto the bacon, until it is all coated.
  3. Gently twist the bacon (if desired) and lay on the sheet. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through. Remove from oven. It will crisp up as the candy coating cools.
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at