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"Man Candy" Sweet & Spicy Bacon


Man Candy is a perfectly sweet, perfectly spicy, perfectly umami bacon treat. This recipe is sure to impress all your friends (and reveal their O-face).

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  • Bacon
  • Honey or Agave Nectar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chili Powder or Cayenne
  • Crushed Red Pepper


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 1

1)Cut bacon strips in half or thirds
2)Use honey or agave nectar to give each strip a sticky coating
3)Sprinkle brown sugar on each strip
4)Sprinkle chili powder or cayenne and crushed red pepper on each slice
5)Flip the strip and repeat steps 1-4
6)Place on oven rack on top of a baking sheet to catch the grease, place bacon strips on rack
7)Bake @350 until desired crispiness

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