Maple Praline Bacon

Maple Praline Bacon

Frankie 5

"I recently took a weekend trip, and I experienced one of the best meals of my life at a fine little establishment that specializes in Southern cuisine. One of the things that made this meal so memorable was the praline bacon that I had, so I took it upon myself to recreate it. The only difference is that I like mine better."


35 m servings 219 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 372 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels.
  3. Spread the pecans onto an unlined baking sheet, and toast 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown and aromatic. Watch the nuts carefully as they bake, because they burn quickly. Set aside to cool.
  4. Stir the maple syrup, butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the hot candy resembles foamy caramel and a candy thermometer reads 270 degrees F (130 degrees C) (soft crack stage). Quickly stir in the pecans.
  5. Toss the bacon in the candy mixture to coat each strip, and remove with tongs to cool and harden on the prepared baking sheet. Last but not least… eat up!
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I also love the idea of this. I followed the directions to a T and was very disappointed. As soon as I added the toasted pecans, the candy mixture turned into a solid mass! I almost threw it out...

This really is fabulous. I've been making this ever since I saw it in a southern cookbook when I first moved into my own place. Only difference is I always used heavy duty foil that I sprayed li...

I love the idea of this - and the taste. I had a little trouble with the praline mixture coating the bacon. I felt like it may have been too thick, and some of it dried funky-looking. Granted, I...

Yum! Great for a dinner party as a conversation starter. Better to lay the bacon on parchment paper and then drizzle the mix over it, then add chopped/toasted pecans quickly... Didn't feel th...

OMG! This stuff is so bad for you but so good. I like it best when you let it cool all the way down...sounds a little weird combining candy with meat, but it's like the two were made for each ...

I had this at a resturant in Baton Rouge for Mother's Day Bunch, I have been trying to figure out how to make it ever since. It came out GREAT! Thanks!

If you are looking for an unusal sweet treat you are right on the money. My daughter begged me to make this and it wasn't bad. We didn't add the nuts as she isn't a fan but otherwise followed di...

this stuff is addicting

Tried to make this twice. Both times, I couldn't get the candy to stick. My son was so disappointed! :'( Not to waste anything, We ended up eating the bacon separately from the "candy" onc...