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Spiced Bacon Twists Recipe

Spiced Bacon Twists Recipe

A sweet and savory rub makes these tasty twists of bacon deliciously different and worth the extra step to prepare. Cook a bit longer if you want them crispy. Glenda Evans Wittner - Joplin, MO
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 10 center-cut bacon strips


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first five ingredients; rub over bacon on both sides. Twist bacon; place on a rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake 25-30 minutes or until firm; bake longer if desired. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 75 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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LMS-44 User ID: 7373024 114358
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"Loved it"

Bonito User ID: 1630276 114727
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"I have had other bacon twists but none with all these ingredients - I did do them on foil and on a rack - makes clean up so much easier. To make them even go further, I cut the strips in half - more for everyone."

katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 164473
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"My co-workers hassle me to make this recipe all the time - it is delicious! I definitely put foil on the cookie sheet to ease clean-up, and I have found that using center-cut bacon, as the recipe suggests, makes a difference."

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 182055
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Interesting recipe. Not sure where the spice part comes in. They certainly do take a back seat to the Brown sugar. It is chewy and slightly sticky. I would have liked to have tasted a better ratio of sweet to savory."

pdarwin User ID: 7144531 169145
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"I made this for a football watching party and it was a big hit. I ended up baking it 3 minutes longer than recipe stated hoping it would crisp up. I thought it might crisp up when it cooled and it did not. I then put it in a 425 degree oven for 5 minutes. It was a beautiful golden brown, but it never got completely crisp. It was a little chewy, but the flavor was sooooo good!! It is more sweet than savory. Everyone was commenting on how good it was and calling it Bacon Candy. Field Editor since July 2013"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 164470
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Want to impress people for a party? Make a plate of these! Caution: for a party DOUBLE this recipe. Everyone is always impressed by these. Great for brunches, top hamburgers, chopped onto a salad, crumbled over chili or even as appetizers. They will disappear, ultimate Super Bowl muchie!! My tip: Use a foil lined cookie sheet with a cookie cooling rack. Lay bacon on rack. Greese drips off, through away foil. Easiest clean up!!"

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 180784
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Very easy recipe that has wonderful taste. I made the mistake of trying to drain them on a paper towel and they stuck. Also, took longer to cook than recipe shows. Nice flavor and they disappeared really quickly when I took them into work."

ValentinaRose User ID: 7035770 114357
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"OK so I haven't actually made do you get the bacon to stay twisted? It just flops."

brighteyes1a User ID: 6335936 164467
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"This sounds "Awesome". Haven't made them yet but plan definitely plan on it. However, not sure how you rated it as "healthy". Thank you!"

MouseladyinTX User ID: 1145472 144447
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"If there were 10 stars instead of 5, I would fill them all in. Have made these twice, taken some to work and everyone who ate them wanted the recipe."

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 185451
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"Yum! It's like bacon candy!"

Summy User ID: 1386846 210830
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"I have made these three times, and my Mom did a version of them that I thought was brilliant. She wrapped the bacon around wooden skewers. They were like bacon candy on sticks! Oh, yum. I love the cookie dough that another reviewer suggested. At a local diner I had waffles with bacon in them, and I'm thinking of adding these crushed up in waffles! No matter what, the foil is absolutely necessary for clean up! Whatever brand bacon you use, these are delicious!"

KarrieBlonde User ID: 5244002 114355
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"The best BACON i have ever had. AMAZING!!"

amorina User ID: 5508577 183443
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"i ( we) loooove it! it tastes better with the thicker bacon. perfect for any sunday breakfest... its a keeper"

thesweetestpea User ID: 4181609 144446
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Make these without the ground mustard and cayenne and then chop them up and add to chocolate chip cookie batter and bake the cookies like you would normally. Oh my goodness, you will not believe how good they are!!!"

johnsen User ID: 2755435 166862
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"used thick cut bacon. took longer to bake. loved it."

Louise.Hooper User ID: 1042332 182054
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"Made these this morning for a family brunch: rave reviews! Agree with everyone else, the foil in the pan is important, I forgot and now have a sticky mess to contend with. I served these with fruit salad and buttermilk pancakes - hard to beat for simply brunch menu!"

lbiesecker User ID: 4694594 210829
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"I made this for a Super Bowl party and (pardon the pun) - touchdown! They disappeared quickly, so next time I would double the recipe. I also followed the suggestion to line the baking pan with foil, which helped with cleanup. I will definitely be making these again."

bameiboo User ID: 2470958 144443
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"savory! I used regular oscar mayer bacon, what I had on hand. It would be hard to eat just 2! I may use more cayenne pepper but just a bit more. If you can get to Sam's Club buy the commercial baking sheets, 2 for under $11. Not even this sticky mess stuck and they don't rust.I wish I had them years ago! Try this recipe you won't be sorry!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 166861
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"These bacon twists are so delicious, they vanish faster than I can cook them. I will be keeping this recipe and making them many more times."

MY REVIEW User ID: 173697 185450
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"Next time I will add more cayenne. Easy to prepare. I did cut the strips in half...everyone loved them."

sinister User ID: 1010251 183441
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"This was an AWESOME snack, made it for a few friends and it got rave reviews. One thing I would change next time would be to put some tinfoil on the baking sheet to ease clean up."

trudi.taylor User ID: 1325952 114726
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"I baked 2 pounds for a small social (under 20 people) and every piece was eat up right quick! The next week they were still talking about them I can't believe they are so low in calories, mind you most people had more than 2."

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