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Candied Bacon Bites

Updated: November 4, 2012 6:06AM


8 slices thick-sliced bacon, cooked until almost crisp and blotted on paper towels

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup dark corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Ground red pepper to taste (optional)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lay the bacon slices on an aluminum foil-lined baking tray.

Combine the sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon and red pepper in a deep microwave-safe bowl.

Cook on high until the sugar is melted, about 2 minutes, or heat in a small saucepan until the sugar melts.

Remove from the heat and brush the mixture liberally on one side of the bacon.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the bacon is glazed.

Carefully transfer the bacon to a cutting board, glazed side up. Cut the bacon crosswise into squares and serve hot or at room temperature.

From Seduced by Bacon by Joanna Pruess

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