Couldn’t be easier, deeply flavored, oven baked jerky that makes a perfect to-go snack!

Oven Baked Brown Sugar Bacon Jerky

A week ago I posted this oven baked beef jerky. I expressed my frustration of living this life ignorantly, not ever assuming that good jerky could be baked in an oven. I dismissed that possibility, and always thought, “oh well, I don’t have a dehydrator, so the only jerky I will have is store-bought”. What a shame that I thought so narrow mindedly.

Despite the unnecessary procrastination, I did have the thought to search if it was possible a couple of weeks ago, and I was shocked at how easy it is to make one of my favorite snack foods of all time, right at home in my own oven.

Oven Baked Brown Sugar Bacon Jerky

So with a combination of my Copycat Paula Deen Bacon Recipe and with my Oven Baked Beef Jerky recipe from last week, I came up with these bad boys. It only takes a few minutes of preparation and then some good time in the oven, and you’ll have some bacon you can carry around with you which is a dream come true for most of us bacon lovers out there. Enjoy!


Yield: 8 – 12 bacon jerky strips

Oven Baked Brown Sugar Bacon Jerky

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 4-6 hours total time: 5 mins


  • 12 – 16 oz package of bacon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 175° F
  2. Pull bacon strips apart and place them into bowl
  3. Add brown sugar and chili powder to bacon and mix with bacon until well incorporated and sticking to bacon
  4. Place bacon strips on cooling rack/oven safe grate. Line baking pan with aluminum foil, make 4 balls of aluminum foil and elevate cooling rack with bacon strips onto foil balls as shown in this video
  5. Flip bacon every hour so it will not stick to cooling rack and bake 4 – 6 hours, depending on how you like its texture
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Ashton • Keaton • Mia

Co-Owners at Keat's Eats
Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.