I'm sure Pig Candy would be a big hit with any crowd (especially if guys are involved), it's sweet, salty, smoky and has a touch of heat if using the cayenne. I read it's a common snack during professional BBQ contests. It firms up once off the grill and while it stays a little sticky... That's part of the the yum:@)
1 lb smoked bacon-thick slice is recommended, I used regular
1/2 C turbinado or brown sugar-I used brown sugar
1 tsp BBQ rub or 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper-I used the cayenne
- Mix the sugar and spices. Thoroughly coat the bacon.
- Place on a grid baking rack over a sheet pan that's covered in foil or parchment for easy clean up.
- Cook bacon at 375 degrees in oven or on grill until golden brown and cooked through. I did turn mine a couple times on the grill.
- Remove from heat, let firm up and enjoy!