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5 from 4 votes

Million Dollar Bacon

Million Dollar Bacon is salty, sweet, with a bit of heat. Makes a great appetizer, side dish or snack. Crunchy and delicious.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Diah, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: billionaires bacon, candied bacon, million dollar bacon, millionaires bacon
Servings: 4
Calories: 480kcal
Author: Matt Freund


  • 1 Pound Thick Sliced Bacon
  • 6 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup (Drizzle at End) Optional. I leave it out.



  • Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  • Line a Baking Sheet with Parchment Paper
  • Mix together Brown Sugar and Spices
  • Lay Bacon flat on Baking Sheet. Put a generous amount of the sugar and spice mixture on the bacon. Press into bacon. Flip bacon and repeat process.
  • Bake in oven 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Serves 4


Make sure you watch the bacon near the end of the cooking time. You do not want the sugar to burn. Letting it carmelize is good but burn is not. Keep an eye on it the last few minutes. The Maple syrup drizzle at the end is an option. I happen to like the spicyness and don't do it but try it both ways and see what you like. Use REAL Maple Syrup.