7UP Candied Bacon And Spicy Ketchup

Too many bacon recipes? No such thing. Make 7UP Candied Bacon and put it on, well, pretty much anything, from tots to fries to a burger, or even your breakfast. No judging here.

What’s better than bacon? Candied bacon. 7UP and a dash of sugar take this all-star food to the next level. Pair it with spicy ketchup, and you’re in for something special. Goes great on burgers or all by itself. It’s the perfect treat for a football season spread, barbecue, or breakfast buffet.



  • 12 thick strips of bacon
  • 6 oz. or 3/4 cup 7UP®
  • 3 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 tbsp. Sriracha or hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 splash 7UP®

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Ready In: 20 minutes
  • Serving Size: 6-10 people


  • Bacon

  • Cook the bacon. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over high heat, combine 7UP® and sugar.
  • Simmer over high heat until reduced (approximately 12 minutes).
  • Add cooked bacon until warm and coated (approximately 2 minutes).
  • Remove bacon, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Ketchup

  • Mix one part ketchup and one part Sriracha thoroughly.
  • Add a splash of 7UP®.

Tips from 7UP

Turn up the crunch by keeping the candied bacon in the oven a few minutes longer than the suggested cooking time. Serve over cheese fries or on a burger!

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