Candied Bacon Bites
October 2, 2012 10:58AM
Updated: November 4, 2012 6:06AM
MAKES ABOUT 48 APPETIZERS
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