Throw Your Own Wedding: Peppered Pig Candy

If you love bacon, you are going to love this appetizer – you may not even want to share it with guests.  I use peppered bacon for this, I prefer the Archer Farms Peppered Bacon since it is so peppery.  It is thick-cut, and lends a nice direction to the salty sweet of this snack.

1 lb. package Archer Farms Peppered Bacon,
1 bag light or dark brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  On a half sheet pan with a cooling rack inserted in it to suspend the bacon, layer the top with one single layer of bacon.  Place brown sugar into a bowl and mash up with fork to break up pieces so it resembles sand.  Place the edge of the bowl on one of the bacon strips and gingerly scrape brown sugar onto the strips, make sure they are generously covered.  Place into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.  Pull from oven, let rest for three minutes then turn each strip around and repeat by covering with brown sugar again.  Place back into oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.  Use a kitchen shears to cut each strip into three sections – serve.

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