Paleo Candied Bacon

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 Oh mama.

These are seriously good. The perfect sweet, salty and spicy combo.

They’re like spiced mixed nuts, but bacon. Which is so much better, because bacon.

Totally Paleo too, so totally guilt-free. Ok, maybe not totally guilt-free. But definitely a yummy snack made out of paleo-friendly ingredients. If you’re not paleo-ing then use just brown sugar instead of coconut sugar. 

This is what you need:

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 The red chili flakes are optional.

I love the spicy kick but if you don’t like too much heat, the cinnamon alone will be enough.

Begin by preheating the oven to 350F.

Then place a wire rack on a lined baking sheet.

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 Lay the bacon on the rack.

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Sprinkle on enough coconut sugar to coat the bacon. I used about 1/4 – 1/3 cup.

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Drizzle on as much maple syrup as your heart desires.

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Remember to use pure maple syrup if you want to keep it Paleo. 

Smear or brush the syrup and sugar over the bacon to create a glaze.

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Finally, sprinkle on some cinnamon and red chili flakes, if you’re using them.

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Bake for about 20 minutes and then check on the bacon.

I felt like mine needed some more sugar to help create a thicker candy coating.

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 I then baked them for an additional 15 minutes until they were a deep brown, but not burnt!

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 I have no words.

*Walks backwards while making intense awkward eye contact*

*Starts walking forward again, still maintaining eye contact, asks you to subscribe to my blog while waving a piece of candied bacon in your face*

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