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Air fryer candied bacon covered in brown sugar and pepper

Air Fryer Candied Bacon

Savory and salty bacon can only be made better with a sweet brown sugar glaze for a super easy Air Fryer Candied Bacon recipe that's made in 15 minutes.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Candied Bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 strips of bacon
Calories 144kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Mix brown sugar and pepper in a bowl.
  • Dip each slice of bacon and coat with brown sugar mixture.
  • Lay in air fryer tray and repeat until tray is full.
  • Add a couple tablespoons of water to solid tray to help prevent smoke while frying if desired.
  • Set on air fry and 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes.


  • Allow bacon to out on the counter for about 30 minutes before frying to get closer to room temperature
  • If beginning with heavily peppered bacon adding pepper may not be necessary
  • Adding a couple tablespoons of water to the tray may help decrease smoke while bacon is frying
  • Watch bacon closely after the 7 to 8 minute mark as bacon goes from cooked to crispy to burnt very quickly in the air fryer
  • Enjoy bacon candy warm or at room temperature, tastes best when fresh


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg