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MOM! What are you making?
Candied Bacon, Why?
She had no idea the bacon she was trying to pinch while I was taking photos was the candied bacon in question. After a bite, and strange look on her face (as happens when you eat something unexpected) it was nearly an all out brawl for the remaining pieces of candied bacon. Hubby was outside, and I ran a strip out to him, and he loved it. With as easy as this is, I'm sure I'll be making this a lot in the future.
1/2 lb bacon
1/4 cup brown sugar
Pre heat oven to 350. Find a wire rack that fits inside a cookie sheet (this makes for easy clean up) and line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray wire rack with cooking oil and place rack on cookie sheet. Coat uncooked bacon strips with brown sugar. I found it easy to put the bacon and brown sugar in a container with an air tight lid and just shake like crazy for a couple of minutes. Lay bacon out on wire rack. It will shrink while it cooks, so be sure to rumple it just a bit. Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes. Time will vary depending on how thick your bacon is. I suggest checking at 20 minutes, then every 5 minutes after. You want that brown glazed look, but not burnt. Let cool for a minute or two before removing from rack, and allow to fully cool on parchment paper. Don't let the bacon fully cool on the racks. Betwen the grease and sugar, they might get stuck. The bacon will still be flimsy at this point, but will harden as it cools. The parchment paper is great because the candied bacon will not stick to it.
Watch out when it's ready to serve. My older daughter thought candied bacon sounded gross, but she's already asking me when I'm going to the store to get more bacon.