Spiced Bacon Twists Recipe
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Spiced Bacon Twists Recipe

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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
Featured In: Top 10 Bacon Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Spiced Bacon Twists in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p38

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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."

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