What I thought would be a great addition to brunch turned out to be so successful I would add this to any breakfast, brunch or tailgate. I always knew cooking bacon in the oven when preparing large quantities was easy. However, this time I wanted bacon to be finger food and decided to thread the bacon on a stick. I cut each piece of thick cut bacon in half, then threaded each piece on a six inch wooden skewer. Brushed them all with maple syrup (you will see the syrup on the first piece on the top row), then I sprinkled the bacon with a brown sugar,ground nuts and cayenne mixture. In the oven it went …
and out came the most delicious bacon pops…
- 18 oz. package, thick cut bacon
- 22 six-inch wooden skewers
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 walnuts or pecans, ground
- 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Soak skewers in water for 15 minutes. Cut bacon in half crosswise. Thread each piece of bacon on one skewer. Place skewers on rack in a foil lined cookie sheet. Combine brown sugar, nuts, and cayenne pepper. Brush each skewer of bacon with maple syrup. Try to avoid getting the end of the skewers coated (the skewers will be easier to serve when not sticky). Sprinkle each slice of bacon with brown sugar combination. Bake in preheated oven until the bacon is golden, approximately 35-45 minutes. Remove from rack when cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- These would also be a wonderful addition to a Bloody Mary bar.