And you don't just have to eat them in pixie stick form - sprinkle this amazing powder on top of fruit, salads, chocolate, ice cream, or anything else in need of a sweet bacon-citric-acid kick.
Award-winning? Yes indeedy!
These bacon pixie stix took 4th prize in the 2012 SF Bacon Takedown! It was super-fun blowing people's minds with inappropriate uses of bacon, though people actually liked the bacon pixie stix, and came back for more - you can see judge Josh's review here.
Also check out the other Takedown entries from Team Instructables, my Bacon Jello and Scoochmaroo's fantastic Bourbon Bacon Caramels1, and my Bacon Fruit Cups made for a previous Bacon Camp.
1 D'oh, Sarah didn't document the recipe! If you want it, ask her to make them again and take some pictures.
Step 1: Tools and Ingredients
150g well-fried thin-sliced bacon (just cook the whole pound and make BLTs with the extra)
310g dextrose powder (about 2 cups)
40g cornstarch (about 5 teaspoons)
25g tapioca maltodextrin
7.5g citric acid
frying pan and splatter screen
plate covered in paper towels
paper or plastic straws (optional but totally good for the proper pixie stick look - plastic avoids grease issues)
funnel and poking stick for filling straws (also optional - I made my own from a piece of plastic and a wooden skewer)
Step 2: Fry bacon
When done, remove from the pan (or oven, or microwave) and drain on paper towels. Pat dry to remove any excess fat.