VikingBabe, you earn huge points from my husband and me for the candied bacon recipe! How long do you cook the bacon in the oven, and at what temp usually? I had bacon creme brulee at a local restaurant this year, and it was amazing! It was topped with candied bacon, and there were little chunks of candied bacon in the custard itself -- pure heaven! It was really thick, lean bacon and it was awesome once candied. I've wondered about how to make candied bacon since then.
My TV boyfriend, Alton Brown gets all the credit for the candied bacon recipe. I just leave the pecans off the bacon. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/praline-bacon-recipe/index.html.
Let me add one instruction:
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KITCHEN. This can get very ugly, very fast. So plan on being right there, ready to rescue your oven from, fire, smoke, etc. Do NOT do anything else while you are candying bacon. Trust me.
This recipe would stand up to the custard of a creme brulee.