Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon

Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon

When wanting an extra special recipe, adding Fireball is always a great idea 😉 For our Labor Day weekend snack I am making Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon!

It’s a great candied bacon recipe that is…in the words of Chef Emeril…kicked up a notch!

The cinnamon flavor from the Fireball and the wood fired flavor from the Traeger makes this bacon over the top amazing.

How to Make Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon

Start with three pounds of thick cut bacon.

And 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 2/3 cup pure maple syrup, tsp ground cinnamon, and 1/3 cup Fireball Whiskey.

ingredients for the smoked bacon

Whisk the brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and Fireball together in a bowl.

Separate the bacon slices and place them in a large bowl.

Add the Fireball glaze and toss gently with your hands.

bacon before cooking in a bowl with the glaze

Next stop is the Traeger. I used my hands to lay these flat before I even turned it on.

bacon on the Traeger before cooking

Brush with some of the remaining glaze and turn the Traeger on to 225 degrees.

brushing the bacon with extra glaze

These will cook 50 minutes, then flip them. And brush with any leftover glaze you might have.

bacon on the Traeger before cooking

After flipping, cook an additional 50 to 70 minutes, depending on how thick the bacon is and how you like it cooked.

flipping the bacon halfway through

The front left side of my Traeger is just a little hotter than the rest. So I moved the pieces around accordingly.

Just keep a close eye so none of this luscious bacon gets burned.

I even removed a few slices toward the end if they looked done.

Think of it as a bonus early snack 😉

Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon

Let Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon cool slightly before digging in 🙂

As it cools the outside hardens like candy, and it’s just as delicious as you can imagine!

The Fireball flavor is certainly not overwhelming, just the right amount of cinnamon flavor.

I sprinkled a mix of cinnamon and sugar over top right at the end for some extra sweetness and cinnamon flavor.

It does stay good stored in the fridge for a few days of you’re lucky enough to have leftovers.

Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon


Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon


Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon

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Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon
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Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon

Traeger Fireball Whiskey Bacon is thick cut bacon soaked in Fireball Whiskey and then smoked to the ultimate candied bacon treat

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Brunch, Candied Bacon, Fireball, Game Day Snacks, Recipe, TikTok, Traeger, Traeger Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 3 pounds
Calories 578 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 3 pounds thick cut bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup Fireball Whiskey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Optional: mix of ground cinnamon and sugar


  1. Separate the bacon strips and place them in a large bowl.

  2. In another bowl add the brown sugar, maple syrup, Fireball, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined and add this mixture to the bowl with the bacon. Use your hands to gently toss the bacon so it's well coated.

  3. Turn the Traeger on and set the temp to 225 degrees. Start placing the bacon right away, no need to let it preheat. I found it best to use my hands to place them on the grill grates. Brush some remaining sauce over top of the bacon.

    Note: I have an Ironwood 885 and three pounds of bacon just fit, if you have a smaller Traeger this may need two batches or cut the recipe in half.

  4. Let the bacon cook for 50 minutes, flip them, brush with more glaze if you have any left, and cook an additional 50 to 70 minutes. This will largely depend on the bacon thickness and how you want them cooked.

    Note: Watch for hotter and cooler spots during the last half of cooking, some bacon may need to be moved or taken off early.

  5. Let cool before serving and sprinkle extra cinnamon and sugar over top if desired.

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