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Candied Bacon

1 cup Bourbon Smoked Sugar
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder of choice
(Chipotle  or Calabrian for heat; Ancho or  for mild chili flavor)
1 #Bacon — thick sliced

Combine Chile and Sugar being sure the Chile powder is mixed thoroughly with the sugar.
Sprinkle both sides of bacon with chili sugar mix
Cover bottom of cookie sheet with aluminum foil to catch the drippings. Place bacon on rack on top of cookie sheet in 400 degree oven. (Watch to make sure it doesn’t burn).
Bake 15 – 18  minutes.  Turn off oven leaving bacon in to keep warm and continue cooking until desired “doneness”.  Remove bacon from pan while still warm otherwise it will stick.

  • Perfect for Bloody Mary
  • As an appetizer it disappears before the tray is set down
  • Crumble over roasted sweet potatoes
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