Maple-Glazed Candied-Bacon Moose Ears Recipe

Maple Glazed Candied Bacon Moose Ears {The Home made version of the popular Canadian Treat Beaver Tails}You’ve heard of the popular Canadian Treat of Beaver Tails before, right? Well, for reasons pertaining to copyright infringement, we’re not actually allowed to call these delicious Canadian iconic treats Beaver Tails. Or BeaverTails. Or Queues de Castor. And so this is not a BeaverTails recipe, but rather a Moose Ears recipe that involves Maple Syrup and Candied Bacon, that you can make and enjoy in your own home. Could it get any better? Not on this Canadian Long Weekend, if you ask me! Wondering what the May Long Weekend is, exactly? The HuffPost has a great article on it over here! 

Head over here for the basic Beaver Tails recipe Moose Ears recipe, with a step-by-step photo guide of how they come together.  You’ll want to fry up the Moose Ears on the same day that you serve them; I served these Maple-Glazed Candied-Bacon Moose Ears the day after they were fried, and while they were still absolutely tasty, they would have been incredible served up fresh! 

Making Candied Bacon is not nearly as difficult as I thought it might be – that is to say, it’s almost as easy as making regular bacon in the oven! 
You’ll need: 

  • Bacon (duh)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Cooling rack

1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Mix together the brown sugar & cinnamon.
3. Place your cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet. 
4. Lay your bacon out on the cooling rack. Rub the top of every piece of bacon with the sugar mixture. 
5. Flip the bacon over. Rub the now-top-facing side of bacon with the sugar mixture.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. 
7. When cooled, dice into small chunks.

Making the Maple Glaze is pretty much making a thin maple icing. 
You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

1. Beat the icing sugar & syrup until smooth. Add a little milk, 1/4 tsp at a time, to make it thinner, if desired.
Maple-Glazed Candied-Bacon Beaver Tails Recipe - Perfect for the Long Weekend!Once you’ve got your Moose Ears ready, your bacon candied, and your maple glaze prepped, line your Beaver Tails up on the counter and spoon some glaze onto each pastry and spread out with the back of your spoon. Sprinkle with a generous amount of bacon. Serve immediately. Maybe have some wet wipes available for the aftermath. 

Happy May Two-Four, Victoria Day, May Long Weekend, whatever you wish to call it – it’s Friday, and it’s almost a long weekend – woo-hoo!! 
Maple-Glazed Candied-Bacon Beaver Tails Recipe: Perfect for the Long Weekend!

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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.


  1. My son loves maple syrup on bacon and sausages so I might try this for him. It looks right up his street. I’m not so sure about sweetness and bacon but I might just sneak a taste to see what I may have been missing out on. :)

  2. I’ve never heard of beaver tails before! They look like they’d be fun to feed the kids!

  3. I must say that I have never heard of ‘Beaver Tails’, but I see that it is a fried bread. This looks simply scrumptious. My husband is in the habit of putting syrup on his breakfast meat anyway, he would love this. Anything with bacon, he will love! Pinning!
    Shirley @Intelligent Domestications

  4. They must be quite sweet, but they do look delicious!

  5. I am in Ottawa and we love the Beaver Tails at the Market. I usually eat them with Nutella, they are so good. That must be nice with bacon.

    • Sounds wonderful! I try not to keep Nutella in the house, since I’ll eat it ALL by myself within a week. But, that would be a VERY tasty topping to try!!

  6. How do you make the moose ears?

  7. We were in Ottawa and had beaver tails at the Market..they are just simply delicious! I had maple icing on mine…yum!!

  8. bahahah….I was notified by BeaverTails as well for my recipe inspired by them :P I love that you called yours Moose Ears, and this maple bacon version sounds divine!

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