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Ghost Pepper Candied Bacon - Recipe
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5 from 14 votes

Sweet and Spicy Ghost Pepper Candied Bacon – Recipe

This candied bacon recipe is sweet and extra spicy, made with ghost pepper chili flakes, sriracha sauce, brown sugar and pure maple syrup. Beware. It is super addictive, one of the best bites you will ever experience.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, ghost pepper, recipe, video
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 137kcal


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ghost pepper flakes


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread the bacon out over a large baking sheet.
  • Mix together the brown sugar, maple syrup, sriracha sauce and ghost pepper flakes in a large bowl.
  • Rub each bacon slice down with your spice mixture. Get them good and coated!
  • Bake the bacon for 30 minutes, or until is just getting crispy.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. It will crisp up more in that time.
  • Enjoy!



Heat Factor: Medium. Despite using ghost pepper flakes, the sweet really balances it out. Use extra ghost pepper flakes or powder to up the heat factor.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg