I love making food gifts.
When I'm stumped on what gift to get, making a treat is fail proof for me.
This past week I had such a scenario! I've wanted to try making spicy candied bacon for a while now and this scenario was the perfect reason to! I'm sharing because I did read a few recipes and none of them were for turkey bacon, which is what I chose to experiment with and it turned out soooo yummy! And I also used my toaster oven!
Spicy Candied Turkey Bacon
1 regular package of turkey bacon
ground cheyenne pepper
I heated the toaster over to broil. My toaster oven has a pan with a rack. I put foil on the pan and sprayed the rack with Crisco (Pam would work to). Next, I laid out 5-6 pieces of bacon on the rack. Then, I covered each piece with brown sugar and sprinkled on the cheyenne pepper, this is to your taste. The person I made this for loves spicy! I didn't go too crazy but some pieces were hotter than others. Put the pan in the toaster oven and baked for 8-10 minutes. (I started out at 10 minutes with the first 2 batches but then had to adjust the time down for the last 2 batches.)
Let cool. Store in an air tight container.
Makes about 22 pieces.
I did managed to package up a dozen for the gift I needed but just about ate the rest before my husband could taste! He accused me of eating one, saving one, eating one, saving one...... ☺
I did change the foil on the pan after the first 2 batches as the left over brown sugar was getting burned and smoking a little. Other than baking the bacon in batches, this was so easy and very yummy. You could even do a non spicy version!
There may be more of this yumminess in the near future as Father's Day gifts!
And the distant future as a new treat in my Christmas goodie boxes!
Did I read there's only 20 Fridays till Christmas somewhere?
I think I did.
Happy Thursday lovelies!!