Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Check the bacon at 15 minutes and if it is not as crispy as you would like, bake it for a few more minutes. Do not over bake – remember bacon will become crispier as it cools. Your bacon will become crispier, and you can drain off some of the fat, if you place the individual strips on a cooling rack when you take them from the oven. The candied bacon can be served warm or cold. We had it cold at Grazing day.