Candied bacon

Original blog posthttps://spatulagoddess.com/2011/08/26/candied-bacon/

Time required: 1 hr

Tools required:

  • large cookie tray
  • tin foil
  • cooling rack
  • basting brush

Ingredients:

  • package of bacon
  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 4-6 TBSP dark brown sugar
  • 1 square semi-sweet chocolate

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 177°C / 350°F. Line the baking sheet with tin foil, and place the cooling rack on top of the sheet.

2. Place the bacon onto the rack and don’t let the pieces touch.  Use a spoon to add brown sugar to some pieces, and press down with the spoon to flatten the sugar.  Leave some pieces plain for the chocolate. Baste a few pieces with maple syrup.

3. Bake in 6 stages:

  • 8 minutes, flip and reapply sugar and syrup
  • 8 minutes, flip and reapply
  • 5 minutes, flip and reapply
  • 5 minutes, just flip
  • 5 minutes, just flip
  • 5 minutes, just flip
  • after 36 minutes remove from oven
  • blot both sides of the plain pieces (but not the others), and let all pieces sit to cool

4. Once the bacon has cooled, melt the chocolate and use a spoon to coat one side of the plain strips. Let it sit to harden. Once it’s hard enough to your liking, pick it up by the edges, flip, and apply chocolate to the other side. (Re-heat the chocolate for this part.) Let it harden again before eating.

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