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5 from 3 votes

Easy Oven-Baked Bacon + 3 Candied Options

Easy hands-free bacon that comes out of the oven evenly crispy, mildly salty, and lightly sweet. It's simple to make with very little mess and addictive results!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 334kcal


  • Sheet Pan
  • Parchment Paper


  • 1 lb bacon preferably thick-cut

Candied Option 1

  • 2 ½ tbsp brown sugar

Candied Option 2

  • 2 ½ tbsp real maple syrup

Candied Option 3

  • 1 ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp real maple syrup
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder add more for additional heat


Basic Oven-Baked Bacon

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line sheet pan with parchment paper or foil.
  • Line bacon on sheet pan alternating wide and narrow ends.
  • For candied options see below.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until desired crispness. Thick slices take longer than thin.
  • Cool on paper towels to drain.

For Candied Options

  • Option 1 & 2: After step 3, evenly apply topping to bacon. Proceed with recipe.
  • Option 3: Combine sugar, syrup, and chili powder. Evenly apply to bacon. Proceed with recipe.


Tips & Tricks
  • Choose quality bacon, preferably thick-sliced. Look for bacon that has meat from end to end.
  • In order to fit more slices on each sheet, alternate the wide and thin ends of each slice.
  • When baking multiple sheets, rotate halfway through to ensure even baking.
  • Watch carefully at the end because it will burn quickly.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 156mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg