4 Ingredient Acorn Squash Candy

5 from 12 reviews


  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half
  • 3 strips of bacon, diced
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
  2. Place the acorn squash that has been cut in half open side down on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until super soft.
  4. While acorn squash is baking, cook bacon in a pan on all sides until cooked through. Place cooked bacon on a paper towel to soak up excess fat and leave behind 1 teaspoon of bacon fat in a medium bowl.
  5. Let acorn squash slightly cool and scoop out excess seeds. Then scoop out the squash from the skin and place in the bowl with the bacon fat.
  6. Sprinkle in the cooked bacon, along with cinnamon and salt. Mix everything together.
  7. Then eat it. And act like you’re eating candy. Because it’s candy.

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