Candied Bacon in the Smoker

Gary House from is at it again. This time he’s making bacon candy. Check out this simple yet delicious recipe that is soon to be a favorite around your house too. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see a video Gary turning bacon into candy.



Bacon Candy, Candied Bacon, Chocolate and Bacon or whatever name you wish to call it, it is good! My first introduction to Bacon candy was at Phat Matts BBQ in Oakland, Ca last year; I was instantly hooked with the sweet, smoky coating melted on a delightfully crispy piece of thick cut bacon.

Many of you have never even heard of such a creation I am sure but let me put you at rest by sharing my two versions of this delectable morsel. I would recommend Bacon Candy at any party or Tailgate event but do not think for a second that you can get away with just a couple of slices, just not going to happen, prepare a couple of slabs. Consider yourself warned!

What I am introducing here on Cooking-Outdoors is two versions of Bacon Candy smoked on my new Camp Chef 18” Smoke Vault*. Easy to prepare Brown sugar with a bit of heat Bacon Candy and Brown sugar Cocoa with a bit less heat Bacon Candy. Both versions were smoked using cherry wood chips from my friends at Best of the West.

Smoke time two hours at 250 F.


The Camp Chef 18″ Smoke Vault.


Sprinkle your candy topping on each slice of bacon. I made a dry mix but you could easily use a wet mix here. Approximatly 2 tbsp of mixture per slice.


Best of the West Cherry Chips smoking away!


As the heat and smoke rises to cook the Bacon, the candy mixture starts to melt. You could spread the candy around as it melts but I left mine sit.


After one full hour most of the candy has melted on the Bacon. Time to flip it over.


Apply another 2 tbls of candy mix on the Bacon. Smoke for another hour.


That is all it takes to make BBQ Smoked Bacon Candy on the Camp Chef 18″ Smoke Vault.

Recipe type: Appetiser
Author: Gary House
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 5 mins
Serves: 4 – 6
  • 6 tbls brown sugar
  • 1 tbls natural sugar crystals
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
  1. Mix all ingredients together and apply 2 tbls to each piece of Bacon.
  2. Smoke at 250 F for one hour
  3. Flip over
  4. Apply second coating of 2 tbls candy coating
  5. Smoke at 250 F for one hour
  6. Remove to cool
To make the Cocoa Bacon Candy

6 tbls brown sugar

1 tbls Cocoa

1 tbls natural sugar crystals

1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper