I know everyone's seen this around, sometimes known as Pig Candy. I can't quite bring myself to call it that, pretty much for the same reason I can't walk into a Fatburger. But someone on Facebook was telling my husband he just had to try it, so I obliged.
Yeah, mine got a little too crispy in places. My mistake was not trusting the cooking time in the recipe and giving it a bit more. When it comes out of the oven and the brown sugar cools off, it will be crispy enough. Live and learn.
Anyway, how did we like it? Let's just say it's something I should never ever make again. Because basically, I could eat the entire batch without a bit of help. Even the burned parts!
We served 'em up with waffles and called it a meal.
Here's the recipe based on the one from Deep South Dish.
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Brown Sugar (light or dark)
2 teaspoons of chili powder, or
A few dashes of cayenne or red pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. You really don't want to skip this step - trust me. Place an oven safe rack on top and lightly spray it with some non-stick spray.
Get a Ziploc storage bag, place some brown sugar in it.
Toss a few slices of bacon at a time in the ziploc bag them lay them across the rack. Sprinkle a bit of the remaining sugar over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 45 minutes
Take it out of the oven, hide in a closet, and pig out!