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Sriracha Candied Bacon AKA Pig Candy

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 1 pound of bacon
  • 3/4 cup lager beer
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 -2 TBS Sriracha


  • Place 1 pound thick sliced bacon on a wire pack over-top a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until crispy.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Combine beer, syrup, pepper salt and Sriracha in a small saucepan.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer.
  • Continue simmering until reduced by half (approximately 20 minutes) and it appears thicker than syrup BUT not like candy, so watch it carefully after the 15 minute mark.
  • Brush bacon on both sides, nice and thick, with glaze and return it to the oven for 7-10 minutes or until it caramelizes. Allow bacon to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy!  Best eaten the day it is made.
  • Tip: To clean your baking sheet - pour boiling water onto the sheet, swirl with a spatula until crispy drops dissipate.