Sweet and Spicy Bacon Candy for Mom

Bacon Candy

If you’re looking for something extra special to serve Mom this Mother’s Day, look no further than this Sweet and Spicy Bacon Candy. It is exactly as it sounds: thick cut bacon smothered in brown sugar and red pepper flakes baked to perfect crispiness. 

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Candy

1 lb. thick-sliced bacon (such as R Family Farms Hickory Smoked Bacon)
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 Tbs. corn meal
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Candied Bacon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil; top baking sheet with a cooling rack that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.

Cut bacon slices into thirds, then separate from each other. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar with corn meal and red pepper flakes.

Using your fingers, dip bacon into the brown sugar mixture, coating each piece well on both sides, placing them onto the cooling rack. (Don’t worry if bacon pieces are touching each other as they will shrink up a bit as they bake.)

Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes; remove from oven to cool. (Bacon will crisp up a bit as it cools.)

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Candy

R Family Farms is a niche market hog farm that combines old style outdoor reared production practices with modern day technology to bring a superior quality pork to market.

 

Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops

Kaden and Emily Roush specialize in Berkshire Pork – coming from a type of pig that produces a distinctly marbled, juicy, and tender meat compared to other breeds. You can read more HERE about the Berkshire Distinction and why R Family Farms meat is so very good!

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli

**These recipes were featured on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen with From the Land of Kansas, as part of WIBW 13 News This Morning, April 2018. To order your favorite From the Land of Kansas products and ingredients, visit the From the Land of Kansas Marketplace!

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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Candy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. thick-sliced bacon such as R Family Farms Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. corn meal
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil; top baking sheet with a cooling rack that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  3. Cut bacon slices into thirds, then separate from each other. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar with corn meal and red pepper flakes.
  4. Using your fingers, dip bacon into the brown sugar mixture, coating each piece well on both sides, placing them onto the cooling rack. (Don’t worry if bacon pieces are touching each other as they will shrink up a bit as they bake.)
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes; remove from oven to cool. (Bacon will crisp up a bit as it cools.)

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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