Maple Bacon Candy (Take Two)

Recipe for Maple Bacon Candy

I posted this recipe two days ago, but then it just…. vaporized. (I upgraded my server this week and it made things go a little strange for about 48 hours.) Everything *should* be fixed now though, so I’m going to try this again!

This recipe is the result of a desperate experiment to find a new treat for my son when he was allergic to dozens of foods.

He loved it! However, my daughter thinks it’s just plain weird. :) If you feel the same as her, you can always leave the bacon out or substitute chopped nuts for it.


Maple Bacon Candy

(For a printable version, click HERE.)

  • 1 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon

Put maple syrup, butter and dash of salt in a heavy duty saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Cook until it reaches 280 degrees F on a candy thermometer. The mixture will be thickened.

Working quickly, thoroughly stir in the bacon crumbles & spoon out onto a parchment lined baking sheet or dinner plate. Spread the candy so it will be a fairly uniform thickness and let cool.

Cut into squares and store in the refrigerator for a day or two, or freezer for several months. Makes around 24 one inch squares.

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Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family and a menagerie of animals, where she enjoys brainstorming creative things to make with the flowers and weeds that grow around her.

  • Farmer Doug @ Ladybug's Mew says:

    I must agree with your daughter…it does sound weird. But it does, however, look delicious. Happy Holidays to you & yours, Jan!

    • Jan says:

      It is rather tasty! (Though I’m most partial to the version with pecans in it.) :) Happy Holidays to you as well!

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