Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon (aka Pig Candy)
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 4
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 Tablespoons TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (the kind you squirt on food; not the powder)
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, TABASCO sauce, honey, garlic powder, and mustard. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir thoroughly, then set aside.
  3. Lay out the slices of bacon in the prepared baking sheet. Brush on the sauce.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the bacon. Microwave the remaining sauce for 20 seconds, then brush on more sauce.
  5. Bake for another 10 minutes, then flip the bacon. Microwave the remaining sauce for 15 seconds, then brush on what's left.
  6. Bake for another 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through and sticky.
  7. Transfer to parchment paper to cool, making sure none of the bacon overlaps. Serve the same day you prepare it.
The final product will be a beautifully lacquered piece of bacon that is sweet but spicy--a great treat for any time of day.
Recipe by Poet in the Pantry at http://poetinthepantry.com/2016/08/28/sweet-spicy-candied-bacon-pig-candy/