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5 from 2 votes

Mouth Party Bacon!

A delicious bacon treat for special occasions or ANY occasion!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pig candy, pig candy bacon
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes
Cost: $8


  • bowl
  • spatula
  • Frying Pan
  • Stove


  • 8 slices of Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp course Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp. smoked Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper


  • Mix Dark Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Paprika, Cumin and Cayenne Pepper together in a bowl.
  • Rub slices of bacon with the seasoning mixture and then leave bacon in the bowl – cover bacon as much as possible with the remaining spice mix.
  • Allow Bacon to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Fry on medium in non-stick or well seasoned cast iron skillet until dark brown and done
  • Remove to a plate – do not drain on a paper towel



  • Mix the spices together VERY WELL before packing onto the bacon. 
  • You'll want to actually pack the spices onto the bacon.  Pat them in with your hands.  This requires more than a simple dredge through the spices.  Say, "get in there spices" as you pat.  That always helps! 
  • Do NOT drain on paper towels.  Trust me – don’t.  You will end up eating paper towel – and no one wants that.  The paper towel sticks to the bacon like an 800 pound gorilla clings to the last banana in the kitchen on a Saturday night.  Seriously.  You can’t get the paper towel off and you also won’t be able to throw the bacon away – so then you are stuck eating paper towel!
  • Make about three times as much of this stuff as you plan to serve.  People will say things like "that's just sinful, I can't eat any of that" and then you'll see great handfuls of the stuff going right in their mouth.  You'll need way more than you think you will. 
  • When cooking this recipe, make sure your pan is good and hot before putting the bacon into the pan.  You'll want a quick initial sear to set the flavor.
  • Wikipedia loves pig candy too. 
PRO TIP:  Use thick cut bacon.  It holds up to the spices very well and works best for sandwiches and other applications 


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 776mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg