July 19, 2022

 Maple Candied Bacon

1 pound thick-cut bacon (I used what was on sale - regular bacon)

1/4 cup Wood’s Maple Sugar

½ tsp. cracked black pepper

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper - I WOULD HAVE ADDED MORE....

½ Tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.

Lay the uncooked bacon sliced onto the pan.

In a small bowl, combine the Maple Sugar, cracked black pepper, cayenne pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the bacon slices, fully coating all of the slices.

Using your hands, gently pat the sugar down onto the slices of bacon.

Bake for 15 MIN AND WATCH CLOSELY until brown and crispy.

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

Carefully transfer the bacon from the baking sheet pan to a cooling rack and let cool for another 10 minutes.