Here are Two Candy Recipes that are not the usual candies for kids, but sweetened versions of bacon and ginger, used in different ways.

Candied bacon strips

This is a breakfast item that many will like and you can put it for making in the oven and forget about it as you prepare the other items for breakfast.

Ingredients for making bacon candy

  • Twelve slices of bacon
  • Black pepper, finely ground
  • One third cup of brown sugar
  • Baking sheets


How to make

You need to preheat the oven. Meanwhile, place the bacon slices in a bowl which you can season with brown sugar and pepper. You can then take a baking sheet and cover with parchment or foil. Arrange the bacons in a single layer. Sprinkle any of the remaining sugar on top. Allow the slices to be cooked for about twenty minutes. When you remove them and transfer to serving plates, the slices become crisper. These slices are great to pair with scrambled eggs. If you want, try them with toasted bread that is topped with cheese slices or salad vegetables. These can also be kept aside and had like candies which will give you the same taste as beef jerkies.

Candied ginger

Not every candy is bad for you. Why not try making candied ginger slices which will be good for your stomach as ginger is an anti flatulent agent. It has a calming effect on the stomach. The candied effect will cut out the sharpness of the taste and make the ginger slices nicer to have. Before you know it, you will be eating up the candied pieces and sharing them with others too.

Ingredients to use

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • A pound of fresh ginger root
  • Five cups of water
  • A pound of granulated sugar

6Directions to make

You need to take the ginger root and peel it. Slice it into pieces that are about one eighth inch thick. This can be done by using a mandolin. Take a saucepan and fill with the water as per the amount given above. Place the saucepan on medium to high heat. Place the ginger in the water and cover the saucepan. Allow the water to boil and cook for about thirty minutes till the ginger becomes tender. The ginger needs to be transferred to a colander for draining. A froth of the cooking liquid needs to be preserved. You need to weigh the ginger and take the same amount of sugar. Add in the sugar, the ginger and water and boil. The sugar syrup should start to dry up. As it begins to recrystallize, you need to remove the ginger slices and transfer to a cooling rack that is lined with parchment paper. Allow the ginger slices to cool. You can then store these pieces in an airtight container. You can use them as candies or sprinkle them over coffee or ice cream. This is a useful candy recipe that uses ginger which is a beneficial food ingredient for everyone. Find Another Candy Recipe HereThe Best Candy You Can Make at Home.