Eat these low-carb candied bacon twists as a snack or garnish your favorite keto-friendly desserts with them. They are the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Low-Carb Candied Bacon
This candied bacon is basically Heavenly. The fact that it is low-carb means you can indulge in a slice (or 2) without any guilt! The salty bacon is covered in caramelized sugar-free maple syrup. There is an undertone of heat from the red pepper flakes and chili powder that makes these twists irresistible!
If you think you have a favorite low-carb snack, think again! These are about to surprise you!
Keto Candied Bacon
I love giving food as gifts! This is another option to add to your holiday treats tray or to place in a decorative tin wrapped in parchment paper. Even if the people you share gifts with aren’t on the keto diet, they will love these bacon twists! Kids, teens, adults – everyone loves them.
I like sharing them with my kids, knowing they aren’t going to be eating tons of sugar as they munch on them.
Bacon Low-Carb Snack
You’ll create new excuses to eat them. Add them to your breakfast. They taste delicious on the side with some keto breakfast roll-ups.
Or, save them for a sweet and spicy snack after dinner. In fact, they taste amazing crumbled on top of this low-carb pumpkin pecan custard. To save on carbs, just replace the pecans with candied bacon! Talk about delicious!
Candied Bacon In The Oven
These low-carb candied bacon twists are easy party food that everyone will love. They won’t be able to tell that they are sugar-free. To serve them at a party, stand them up in a decorated mason jar or lay them out on a pretty tray. They are so beautiful that everyone will eat them up!
They only take about 3o minutes in the oven. I suggest lining your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. These make a mess on baking sheets and the foil will make cleaning up so much easier.
Keeping them twisted is the tricky part. The best way that I found to do that is to use toothpicks to hold them down.
Candied Bacon Air Fryer
You can also make them in the air fryer. One word of warning – they kinda make a mess in the air fryer. It’s still possible! Just cook them at 375 for about 30 minutes, turning them over halfway through the cooking time.
Candied Bacon Twists
I think that making candied bacon twists makes them look magical, but the twisting is actually optional. If you are running behind, you can just make candied bacon strips. They will still have the same spicy sweet taste!
Low-Carb Candied Bacon Twists Recipe
Here’s the list of ingredients that you’ll need to make these low-carb candied bacon. Exact measurements and directions can be found within is the printable recipe card just a little bit further below.
Brown sugar alternative
Sugar-free maple syrup
Cracked black pepper
Red pepper flakes
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Line a baking sheet with foil, then top with a wire rack.
3. In a small bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
4. Twist each strip of bacon and place it on the wire rack. *To make sure they don’t un-twist while cooking, you can either press the ends into the wire rack or use toothpicks to hold the ends down.
5. Drizzle the maple syrup over each bacon twist.
6. Top with approximately ⅔ of the sugar mixture. *I like to sprinkle the rest over top, halfway through cooking time.
7. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes.
8. Carefully remove and let cool. *The twists will become more crispy as they cool.
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Low-Carb Candied Bacon Twists
Eat these low-carb candied bacon twists as a snack or garnish your favorite keto-friendly desserts with them.
- 10 Bacon Slices
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar Substitute
- 2 tbsp Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with foil, then top with a wire rack.
In a small bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
Twist each strip of bacon and place on the wire rack. To make sure they don't un-twist while cooking, you can either press the ends into the wire rack or use toothpicks to hold the ends down.
Drizzle the maple syrup over each bacon twist.
Top with approximately ⅔ of the sugar mixture. *I like to sprinkle the rest over top, half way through cooking time.
Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes.
Carefully remove and let cool. The twists will become more crispy as they cool.
Calories: 55 Per Slice
Net Carbs: 1 Net Carb Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
Keto Bacon Recipes
If you enjoyed this low-carb candied bacon recipe, here are some more recipes that use bacon. They are some of my favorites – because bacon makes everything better.