Pig Candy is something I make often. Sweet and salty and absolutely bad for you it can be used as an addition to many great things or just eaten on its own.
Here is how I made it today:
12 slices bacon
1 cup brown sugar
Lay the slices of bacon on a frogmat or perforated disposable BBQ pan like a BBQ Buddy
Sprinkle the slices generously with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/8 cup BBQ rub
Place on a grill indirect (seriously make sure this is indirect bacon fat can make a nasty grease fire!!) at 250F using hickory and oak wood chips, chunks or pellets.
After one hour turn the slices over and sprinkle them with the remaining brown sugar and rub. Return to the grill for another hour. (2hours total time)
Remove from grill and let rest until they have dried out. This will make storage much easier. When storing pig candy place one layer of slices in between sheets of parchment or wax paper. Cover with plastic wrap. Use within a couple of days. You can also freeze pig candy to ensure you always have this decadent snack on hand. To crisp up previously frozen pig candy place in oven just under the broiler for just a minute or two.
Pig Candy is great in many recipes like Pig Candy Shortbread, Pig Candy Chocolate Chip Cookies and many many more.
Like it spicier?? Add some ground chipotle or ancho powder to the slices for a kick !!