Next is my sassy twist on candied bacon. It is salty, sweet and muy caliente! This candied bacon is totally legit! It is also multi-function! As easy as it is to eat this on it’s own, it can also be used as a topping for other sweet treats. Crumbled atop cookies or cupcakes or as a jazzed up ingredient for a decadent salad… use your imagination and make bacon!
1 pound thick cut bacon cut in half
1 cup brown sugar
1 heaping table spoon chipotle chili powder (I said it was sassy!)
*Mix brown sugar and chili powder together. make sure you have even distribution of your chili.
*Spread sugar chili mixture evenly over a dinner plate
*Coat bacon with sugar mixture by laying bacon on top and pressing firmly. Flip bacon and repeat.
*Place a baking rack over a cookie sheet and lay your coated bacon strips out evenly.
*Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes rotating once midway
*Allow to cool and serve upright in several shallow cups or ramekins.