No Snickers at my place this year for Halloween. Nope. No Smarties, Sweet Tarts, Twix, Baby Ruth’s, or Butterfingers. I’m not handing out any run of the mill candy. I’m handing out pig candy. If your kids are on a kosher diet, my house may not be the place to be on October 31st because the Grillin Fools are taking Halloween candy to the next level.
There is literally nothing to this. Bacon, brown sugar, tin foil and a grill. Place half strips of bacon on a sheet of tin foil and cover them with brown sugar. Use the back of the spoon to distribute the brown sugar evenly:
Place them on the grill indirect. These have been on the grill for about 15 minutes:
You can see how some of the bacon in the middle on the left have black tips? That’s because I took this picture right after I rotated the bacon 180 degrees. The blackened bacon was on the side closest to the fire and the sugar, which has a much higher propensity to blacken than the bacon, got charred a little bit.
Another 15 minutes later and you see a little blackening on the other side:
After I took this shot, I removed the bacon from the grill and served it. That’s the extent of this recipe. I wish I could’ve gotten another shot of them plated but they were gone too fast.
I was serving a dozen or so people all of which I have fed my grilled delights to dozens, and even hundreds of times for some, and someone actually said, “That is the single best thing you have ever served me from the grill.”
A word of warning with these things. This was not the first time I made them. I made them the night before as well. At first I put them indirect and they were looking pretty good:
But then I got impatient as I wanted to eat the pig candy with the turkey breast that was inside resting and ready to carve. Seeing how I normally cook bacon on the stove over direct heat in a skillet I placed the foil right over the fire to accelerate the cooking process. And in just a couple of minutes that beautiful golden brown bacon above became this:
It still wasn’t bad but not as good as the stuff I did the next day, so be careful. The bacon may be able to handle a lot of heat but that brown sugar will blacken in a heartbeat.
That’s pig candy. Short and sweet – literally.
***I just wanted to add, that since making this post I have had turkey candy. That’s right, turkey bacon makes a great treat similar to the pig candy. It’s not quite as good as pig candy, but it’s is really good and minus a boatload of fat.***
If you have any questions about the pig candy, simply leave a comment below or email me.