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Bacon Jerky

This maple bacon jerky recipe is so good! Sweet and salty it's so easy to make and is great for a snack, appetizer or dessert.

Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candied bacon, homemade jerky, sweet bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 57 kcal


  • 10 pieces bacon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (or coconut aminos)


Oven Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 200F.

  2. In a bowl, combine the sugar, maple syrup and soy sauce and stir until smooth.

  3. Place a baking rack on top of a baking sheet, and piece by piece, coat the bacon in the sugar soy sauce and then transfer it to the baking rack.

  4. Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook the bacon for 3.5-4 hours, until it has the texture you prefer.

Dehydrator Method

  1. Prepare the sugar and soy sauce according to the oven method directions.

  2. Coat each piece of bacon in the sauce and place the coated bacon into your food dehydrator. Leave a little space between each slice.

  3. Dehydrate the bacon for 4-6 hours, until the jerky has the consistency you prefer.

Smoker Method

  1. Prepare the sauce and bacon according to the oven method.

  2. Keep the temperature of your smoker at 200F, and place the coated bacon strips into the smoker.

  3. Smoke the bacon for 3-4 hours, until the jerky reaches the texture you prefer.

Recipe Notes

  1. I recommend using thick sliced bacon for this recipe if you can. 
  2. When cooking the bacon, try to leave a little space between each slice to allow it to cook more evenly. 
  3. Feel free to double or triple this recipe if you are serving a crowd.
  4. Store this recipe in the fridge after it has finished cooking. Store it in an air tight container for up to 5 days. It is best eaten within the first 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Jerky
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.