Candied Bacon Sriracha Appetizer

I am going to show you one of the best appetizers that has ever existed. The Candied Bacon Sriracha Shot.

About a month ago my wife and I were invited to a Christmas party coming up on Friday. We are all supposed to bring an appetizer to share. Well, last week I was at hockey practice with my kids when the hostess saw me and jokingly jabbed me with “I expect big things Ashbach … I know you are a food blogger.”  Gauntlet thrown.

It was game time. I decided to make a candied bacon flight. For the party I will be adding a flight of different sauces, but tonight I only have Sriracha. This should create a fatty, salty, sweet, and spicy flavor all at the same time.

Let’s get started. You will need the following ingredients to make the Candied Bacon Sriracha appetizer.

  • Bacon
  • Black pepper
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sriracha and other sauces to make a flight

You will also need two baking sheets. I got the idea for cooking the bacon this way from the But I decided to expand a bit and make the Sriracha shots for our Christmas party.

Start by placing some parchment paper on the bottom baking sheet and line it with bacon. I like to cut the bacon in half because it makes a nice size for the appetizer.


Then sprinkle some black pepper and brown sugar on top of the bacon before placing another piece of parchment paper and the second baking sheet on top.



Now, bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until the bacon is cooked to your desired doneness.



Take the bacon out of the oven and let it sit so the sugar can firm up a bit before patting up the grease with a paper towel.


Finally, take a shot glass and place a dab of your sauces on the bottom and put your bacon in it.

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Chris Ashbach is one of the founders of Dan330. Chris is a pilot and avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring. He loves taking kids (especially his own) on trips to share his passion of the outdoors. Chris is also a gardener, volunteers at Let's Go Fishing, and teaches Sunday school. Chris holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and is faculty at a local university in Minnesota; teaching undergraduate business classes.