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Spiced Bacon Twists

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.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until firm; bake longer if desired.
Nutrition 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
    Apr 14, 2014

    Loved it

  • Bonito
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 13, 2012

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

  • taramorenski
    Dec 8, 2012

    No comment left

  • brighteyes1a
    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!