Bacon. It’s one of the few ingredients that can make almost any recipe better. So how do you make something so delicious even better? Well, candy it of course. With maple syrup. Maple Candied Bacon may be one of my new favorite ingredients of the year! (It’s so incredibly easy to make that it’s almost a little embarrassing.) It’s a great addition to all sorts of recipes…and I find it to be quite tasty just as a snack by itself. (I wish this bacon looked better in pictures…just trust me on how delicious it is!)
Now that the holidays (and all of the holiday desserts) are well behind us, I’ve become a huge fan of making a large salad every day for lunch. Lettuce alone is pretty boring, but add some feta or blue cheese, Pickled Banana Peppers and maple candied bacon…and suddenly that salad looks a whole lot more appetizing! Or if you’ve got more of a sweet tooth, then I suspect that this Maple Candied Bacon would be a great addition to these Maple Bacon Cupcakes.