This is a fantastic Candied Bacon recipe that I had adapted from Food Network's Bitchin' Kitchen, Nadia G. In one of the episodes, Nadia transformed plain smoked bacon into this tasty treat. It's sweet, salty, and slightly spicy. I have made this many times for snacking as it's really good. I even made some candied bacon butter out of it. :)
250 g (8 thick slices) Applewood Smoked Bacon
About ¼ Cup Brown or Raw Sugar
Cayenne Pepper, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Line a large baking pan with tin foil. Place a wire rack on top of the prepared pan. Arrange bacon slices in a single layer and coat evenly with sugar. Lightly press the sugar into the bacon, sprinkle them with cayenne pepper.
Bake for about 20 minutes, flip over, and continue to bake for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the bacon caramelized with deep red color. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Note: Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the bacon.