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Buffalo Candied Bacon


  • 1 lb thick-sliced bacon
  • 1/4 cup Frank's hot wing sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


Today I have decided to fix some of my Buffalo candied bacon.

So what I have done, and I’m going to show you what it looks like here, is I have taken a pound of thick-sliced bacon. I like to use pepper bacon but didn’t have that and I’m certainly not gonna try to get out in the snow.

I have mixed a quarter cup of Frank’s hot wing sauce and a half a cup of brown sugar and a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Mixed it up and I’ve brushed it on with the back of a spoon cuz it’s really thick on both sides of this bacon, put it on a sheet pan with some foil because it’s very messy and I’m gonna put it on the Grilla that looks like it’s heated up to about 350 for about 15 minutes and then after that, I’m gonna flip it over for about 15 more minutes, and just watch it closely and it’ll candy up really nice and it’ll be a nice spicy treat for this snow that we have here.

About 15 minutes on each side at about 375 on the Grilla for my buffalo bacon candy. It’s a great tailgate item. I’m gonna take this in, let it cool about 10 minutes so it sets up and gets crunchy and we’re gonna eat up. Enjoy!

Pig Candy, AKA Candied Bacon

If you’ve ever wondered how to make pig candy, this smoker recipe from Grilla Grills certainly tops the charts.

Pig candy bacon is a popular treat made by taking thick slabs of smoked bacon and glazing them in sweet stuff — most notably brown sugar or caramel. You can also add some cayenne pepper, like we do in this candy bacon recipe, or dip it in chocolate for some extra lip-smacking bliss. This dish is trendy in the southern United States, and it has also become very popular in Washington D.C.

All About Bacon Candy and How to Eat It

You can make this pig candy recipe and eat it on its own. We also like to include it as part of other recipes, like salads, sandwiches and burgers. Salty pork pairs incredibly well with sweet stuff. Bacon and onion brioche or bacon candy with maple syrup and pancakes are both excellent examples. You can use pig candy as a garnish on sundaes or cocktails, too.

The Grills Grills candy bacon recipe can be enjoyed year-round and is especially popular for the Super Bowl or any tailgating event. As for Valentine’s Day, some people love chocolate, but others prefer to break the tradition. If that sounds like your special someone, then this bacon candy may be for you!

Apart from breaking it into pieces and serving it with an ice-cold beer, there are plenty of other glorious uses for pig candy. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Candied bacon ice cream
  • Chocolate-covered candied bacon
  • Candied bacon salad
  • Praline bacon or candied bacon with pecans

It can be served cold or warm, so feel free to experiment!

Smoke Your Buffalo Bacon Candy With Grilla Grills

You’ll want to save room for snacks for the next game day, especially knowing you’ve made pig candy bacon. You’ll be in hog heaven with every bite.

For more mouthwatering bacon recipes, check out this Bacon Pecan Sweet Potato Pie or this Bacon Wrapped Smoked Meatloaf for a culinary masterpiece the whole family will love. Grilla Grills Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers are another favorite.

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