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Bacon Candy

Photo: John Kernick
Active time 10 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield 20 strips
Crispy, sweet and salty, this three-ingredient snack is the ultimate cocktail party hors d'oeuvre.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chile powder
  • 20 slices (1 1/2 pounds) thick-cut bacon

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil. In a small bowl, whisk the brown sugar with the chile powder. Arrange the bacon strips on the foil and coat the tops with the chile sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until caramelized and almost crisp. Transfer the bacon to a rack set over a sheet of foil to cool completely; serve.