Jerk Candied Bacon

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When you are looking for a different appetizer, take a look at the jerk candied bacon. You can make so many different variations on this recipe by the different type of seasoning/bbq rub that you add to it. For example, if you use a seasoning that has more cayenne pepper in it, your bacon will have some heat. If you prefer more of a sweet heat, you can use a seasoning that uses a more mild heat. The Colonel De Spices Jamaican Jerk Seasoning gives just the right of spice for us.

Candied bacon before cooking

Choosing the bacon that you use is also important as it can change the outcome of your appetizer. The bacon that we get from Howe Farms is more of thicker cut which gives a nice bite to enjoy. If you do use a thinner cut bacon, keep on eye on it because it can cook too quickly and taste burnt.

Perfectly cooked Howe Farms bacon

This is also a great recipe that you can make earlier in the day and for an evening party. Don’t worry about how you will store the leftovers because there won’t be any left.

Let us know how you like the recipe and what kind of seasoning you used on your bacon!

Jerk Candied Bacon

Make this as sweet or spicy as you like with the seasonings and brown sugar that you use
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • Smoker
  • Oven
  • Grill


  • 1 lb Howe Farms Bacon
  • Colonel De Spices Jamaican Jerk Seasoning or other jerk seasoning
  • Brown Sugar


  • Lay bacon on wire rack over a foil covered pan
  • Cover both sides of bacon with brown sugar and jerk seasoning to taste
  • Fire up your grill, smoker, or oven to 350-375
  • Place the pan and wire rack of bacon in grill and cook for about an hour, flipping at half way point. Time depends on your desired level of crispness. Bacon will not be crisp at this point due to sugar.
  • Remove from grill and let rest for 30 minutes to harden up.
  • Make sure to remove bacon from wire rack while resting, otherwise it might get stuck and break apart.
  • ENJOY!
Keyword Bacon, Grill, Oven, Smoked
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Just a regular guy who loves to cook. Grilling, smoking, and griddling in the suburbs of Chicago

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