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Bacon candy

Chefs and fans gathered on April 10 for BaconFest Chicago! a thoughtful celebration of all things bacon. Don't worry if you missed or couldn't attend because you can see videos, blogs, FAQs, recipes and much more at

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Bacon recipes, of course, abound and often defy imagination. Here's one that's simple, delectable and quick -- Enjoy!

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Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

-- Adapted from a recipe by Kat Kinsman, an AOL Food editor, who guarantees it'll be the first thing snatched up at any party.

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Ingredients:

8 strips bacon (not thick-cut)

1/4 cup brown sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Slice bacon strips crosswise in half. Sprinkle bacon with brown sugar on one side; pat down so sugar adheres.

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Place on a wire rack in a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until crispy, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool and harden before serving.

Nutrition information

Per serving: 120 calories, 39% of calories from fat, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 14 mg cholesterol, 14 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 296 mg sodium, 0 g fiber.

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