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Chef Joel Peña and his bacon cotton candy

Chef Joel Peña and his awe-inspiring bacon cotton candy

Chef Joel Peña[1] created bacon cotton candy for sale at Texas Motor Speedway in 2013, earning local, national and international fame.


The first step (beyond getting a cotton candy machine) is to cook the bacon, chop it up into little pieces, and then pack it in the sugar to be used for making the candy. After a few hours (or overnight), the flavor and aroma of the bacon will have steeped into the sugar; sift out the bacon and use the bacon-infused sugar normally.

Once the cotton candy is whipped onto a paper cone, it is sprinkled with Candied Bacon for a whole new level of awesome.


  1. A true Texan National Hero if there ever was one.