Want to have friends over for cocktails and a tasty nibble? This bacon could be your hero. I imagine it would also make an awesome addition to a weekend brunch. It’s outrageous. Don’t you think you might just have to try bacon candy for yourself?
inspired by Canal House and Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
8 ounces sliced bacon (GF folks: check packaging to make sure there isn’t any sneaky gluten in there. Any decent bacon will be GF.)
1/2 -3/4 packed cup brown sugar
Don’t preheat your oven.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Stick a rack on top. Set aside.
Scoop brown sugar into a long shallow baking dish (long enough to accommodate the bacon). Pat strips of bacon dry with paper towels, then dredge bacon in brown sugar. Transfer sugary bacon strips onto rack nestled over your parchment-lined baking sheet. Pop bacon into the cold oven. Turn the heat to 350 degrees.
Flip bacon strips after 15 minutes in the oven. At this point, you’ll want to check on the bacon every couple of minutes – it can quickly go from cooked to burned. If the caramel drippings on your parchment are getting too smokey, toss the paper out and put bacon back into the oven until it’s done. I’ve found that my thin-cut bacon is done after 20-22 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on the thickness of your bacon – a thicker bacon should take an extra 5 minutes. When it’s done, you want the bacon to be glistening with the sugar glaze. Let it cool on a rack and it will crisp up. Tear strips in half or thirds. Serve and enjoy!