I was invited to a football brunch this weekend – I chose to make candied bacon, aka Bacon Crack. Very simple to make:
Spray baking racks with oil and put on foil covered cookie sheets.
Lay thick sliced bacon across the racks.
Brush maple syrup on the bacon and then sprinkle brown sugar on the bacon. (Sprinkle a little Cayenne on it too if you like a little heat.)
Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Once 15 minutes is up, flip bacon and put syrup and brown sugar on it. Bake for 15 minutes again, watching it carefully because at this point it could start to burn. Check at the end of 15 minutes – if you want it crispier, bake for a bit longer.
Once done, remove from oven and spread a little more syrup on it. Let cool. It will crisp up as it cools off. Enjoy and try to share with others!