Bacon's practically the perfect brunch food — the salty-sweet quality, the crispy crunch, the hint of smoke — but it can be improved on by adding a few ingredients. It's easy to add that custom signature touch with not a lot of heavy lifting. First, we're going to explore the quickest way to make addictive Bacon Candy, and followed by a healthy helping of bacon seasoned with sugar and spice. So nice!

Bacon for the Family or a Crowd
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2-Ingredient Bacon Candy

This "recipe" couldn't be easier: Brush pre-baked bacon with maple syrup and bake for 5 minutes. So. Good. Cut it into bite-size pieces and serve on top of your favorite pancake or French Toast recipe. You're an instant hero.

650 x 465 bacon candy photo by Leslie Kelly
Candied bacon. Photo by Leslie Kelly

More Sweetness

The world's most popular cured pork product is salty enough to play well when sugar enters the picture. Some daredevils take it to the edge, dousing strips in chocolate. Hey, don't knock it until you've tried it.

650 x 465 4471769_original chocolate covered bacon photo by Arizona Desert Flower
Chocolate-covered bacon strips. Photo by Arizona Desert Flower

Watch this short video featuring Chef John's Candied Bacon and be prepared for your mouth to water: