Candied bacon is a nice combo of sticky-sweet with a good spicy kick from red pepper flakes. Perfect for a sandwich or burger, to accompany breakfast or just as an indulgent snack.
- 6 slices thick cut bacon
- ¼ cup Head Country Apple Habanero BBQ sauce
- ¼ cup maple syrup we used a ghost pepper infused maple syrup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp red pepper flakes
Preheat grill or oven to 375°.
In a small bowl, combine BBQ sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar and pepper flakes and mix until a thick paste is formed.
Arrange bacon slices on baking sheet and spoon paste on bacon slices, spreading evenly.
Bake in grill or oven until cooked through and just crispy- about 15 minutes.
Check regularly to prevent burning- it will be done quickly.
Remove from pan, drain on paper towel, and set aside.