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Copycat Ruby Slipper Pig Candy

Copycat Ruby Slipper Pig Candy

This Copycat Ruby Slipper Pig Candy is heavenly!!! I mean - I didn't realize bacon could get better - but when you slather it with brown sugar - it does!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 473 kcal


  • 1 lb thick cut bacon note: cooking times are for THICK CUT
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bacon Up bacon grease (or your own bacon grease)


  • Lay raw bacon on a lined sheet pan on a cooking rack and place in preheated 400 degree oven
    1 lb thick cut bacon
  • Cook bacon for 15 minutes 
    If you don’t have Bacon Up or bacon grease - you can use the bacon grease after the first 15 minutes of cooking for the above steps
  • After 10 min in the oven, add bacon grease to a medium sauce pan and heat on medium high
    1/2 cup Bacon Up bacon grease
  • Heat grease for 2 min or until melted and warm - then add 1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
  • Whisk to combine then add rest of brown sugar and whisk until all sugar has melted and mixture is smooth
  • Set brown sugar mixture aside
  • Remove bacon from oven and spoon brown sugar mixture over bacon.
    If you want a thick layer of "candy" - lay it on thick! If you just want a touch - use a pastry brush.
  • Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the candy is set
  • Remove from oven and remove cooling rack from cookie sheet to cool more quickly. Bacon will set up and become less bendy as it rests for a few minutes


Serving: 2slicesCalories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 30.5gProtein: 10gFat: 34.4gSaturated Fat: 13.8gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 583mgPotassium: 39mgSugar: 28.1gCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon, breakfast, copycat
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