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Diva Q - Bacon Recipe

PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 1 hour
TOTAL TIME: 75 minutes


  • 1 pound thin sliced bacon
  • 2 cups brown sugar
    ½ cup maple syrup or corn syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons
  • Chipotle powder


  • ½ cup Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
  • ½ cup Sweet Baby Ray Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce


Preheat grill to medium, approx. 300F/148C prepared for indirect grilling.

Lay the bacon slices on a disposable perforated aluminum pan. Brush each slice with maple syrup/corn syrup. 

Sprinkle slices of bacon generously with brown sugar, then chipotle powder.

Grill for 1 hour indirect until bacon has absorbed brown sugar and is crispy.

Cool on a wire rack until the bacon surface is dry. Keep in an airtight container in between layers of parchment paper. 

Use within 1 week.


Pig Candy can be added to cookies, icing, ice cream and more sweet treats. 

Be careful when dealing with bacon and the grill. You can place a disposable pan filled with 1 inch of water underneath the bacon to catch drippings. Always know where your fire extinguisher is and do not leave your grill unattended.