I came across a really cute meme about a dog upset because his master ate all the maple bacon. Then I was reminded of the Ultimate Dog Tease which also talked about maple bacon. So I started searching to find if there really was such a thing and discovered there wasn't but I found recipes making a maple bacon candy using lots of maple syrup and brown sugar. I immediately wanted a piece but I also knew one piece would send Kirby into a major pancreatitis attack which is never a risk I'm willing to take.
Kirby is on a low fat diet of sorts so I decided turkey bacon would be a better choice since the calorie count using real bacon and brown sugar would be 35 calories each with 20 calories from fat. Remember these are treats so feed sparingly.
Maple Bacon Candy
Cook Time: 8 - 10 hours
Nutrition facts: 9 Calories each, 2 Calories from fat each Total fat: 0.2g or 0% (0.0g saturated fat, 0.0g trans fat)
- 1 (12 oz.) package turkey bacon (16 slices)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Place the turkey bacon in a container with lid . Add the maple syrup and mix until the bacon is thoroughly coverd. Let sit in the refrigerator at least thirty minutes but preferably overnight.
- Place strips on lined dehydrator trays. Dehydrate until completely dry and crispy.
- Once completely dry, break into serving sizes.
These will keep in a zip lock bag at room temperature for up to three weeks and in the freezer for up to four months.