• 1lb thick cut bacon
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Begin by preheating your oven to 350° and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. (You can sub aluminum foil if you don’t have any parchment paper lying around.) Then sprinkle the bacon with about half of the brown sugar.


Sprinkle on the red pepper flakes, cayenne and cracked black pepper. One of the things that’s great about this recipe is how easy it is, so you don’t have to be a whiz in the kitchen and it’s also kid-friendly. The little guys had so much fun helping out with this one!

Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar on the top and then give it a good pat all over. Think of it as a rub that’s going to coat your bacon in candy-like goodness. You don’t really have to worry about coating the reverse side because as the bacon cooks, the sugary coating will run under it and coat the other side of the bacon, too. 

Then just pop it in the oven and bake for 20 – 30 minutes, until it reaches your desired crispiness.