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No one will miss the sugar in this keto Candied Bacon on a Stick

Candied Bacon on a Stick


My Artisan Foodworks catering customers love Candied Bacon on a Stick. At least 75% of the events Artisan Foodworks caters serve it. Since many people ask me for the original recipe I included it in the Hoosier Harvest Cookbook.

Chef Alexa shows off her Candied Bacon on a Stick

So, I knew that it would be a perfect recipe to adapt for the ketogenic diet life. Gluten-free and sugar-free, this recipe is easy to make. You’ll impress your family and friends with how delicious it is.

KetoLuxe Candied Bacon on a Stick Seasoning Blend

Did you know that I offer my Candied Bacon Seasoning Blend already put together? Order now so that you don't have to buy a whole bunch of ingredients that will just sit in your pantry.

5 minutes

30 minutes


3 pieces thick cut bacon
3 tablespoons brown erythritol
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set a cooling rack inside the prepared pan and set aside.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine sweetener and spices.
  3. Cut bacon in half to create two equal strips about 4 inches long. Thread each piece onto a bamboo skewer.
  4. Rub down bacon skewers on both sides with spices. Place individually on rack in pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy.
  6. Remove from rack immediately so that it doesn’t stick.
  7. Serve same day at room temperature.


6 servings


Each brand of bacon takes a different amount of time to cook. Also, “done” of bacon is a personal thing, meaning different things to everyone. Sam only likes hers crispy. I prefer mine to be chewy. Watch closely and rotate the pan in the oven frequently.

Net carbs: 1 gram
Total carbs: 1 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Calories: 31
Glycemic load: 0.1

*Disclaimer: Thank you to Swerve for providing free samples of your products to be used in recipes for this blog. I’ve been a big fan of Swerve since I discovered it when attempting to make sugar-free marshmallows about 8 years ago. While it didn’t work out for that, I knew it would be perfect for KetoLuxe. All thoughts and opinions are my own, not influenced by the company or affiliates in any way.


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