Over on the ES Facebook page, we got a request in for a pig candy recipe. Well, ask and yea shall receive, ES-ers. Especially if it involves bacon and dessert. And yes, we will be putting this in ice cream later this week. Obviously.
1. Preheat the oven to 375F. On a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet (the sugar gets real messy) place the bacon strips about an inch apart. With the back of a spoon, press a tablespoon of brown sugar onto the top of each bacon strip. Now this is just your most basic recipe. To embellish it is really simple, just whisk the brown sugar with a little of whatever you want: cayenne, curry, ground anise, cinnamon, cocoa powder, black pepper…you get the idea.
2. Bake until crispy and the sugar has melted. (The baking time will really depend on the thickness of your bacon. Mine took about 12 minutes. Thick bacon can take a bit longer.)
Wait a couple of minutes before removing the bacon from the sheet. Let the bacon cool on a ceramic dish (not paper towels).
This will keep covered at room temperature for 2 days.