Spiced Candied Bacon
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Spiced candied bacon is a little salty, smoky, sweet and spicy. This easy recipe is perfect as a snack or for a homemade gift for friends.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10
  • ½ cup pure grade B maple syrup
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1 8-12 ounce packaged uncured applewood smoked bacon (or thick cut bacon)
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lay a cooling rack on top of the foil (this allows the fat to drip away from the bacon).
  3. Pour the maple syrup into a wide bowl. Dredge the bacon through the maple syrup and arrange in a single layer on the cooling rack.
  4. Sprinkle each bacon slice with cayenne (I just sprinkle a little on each piece).
  5. Bake for 3-4 hours (but the timing could change if your bacon is really thick), turning the bacon slices over every hour.
  6. The bacon is done when you bend it and it just starts to crack.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at http://mymansbelly.com/2016/12/16/spiced-candied-bacon/