You’ve heard of the popular Canadian Treat of Beaver Tails before, right? Well, for reasons pertaining to copyright infringement, we’re not actually allowed to call these delicious Canadian iconic treats Beaver Tails. Or BeaverTails. Or Queues de Castor. And so this is not a BeaverTails recipe, but rather a Moose Ears recipe that involves Maple Syrup and Candied Bacon, that you can make and enjoy in your own home. Could it get any better? Not on this Canadian Long Weekend, if you ask me! Wondering what the May Long Weekend is, exactly? The HuffPost has a great article on it over here!
Head over here for the basic
Beaver Tails recipe Moose Ears recipe, with a step-by-step photo guide of how they come together. You’ll want to fry up the Moose Ears on the same day that you serve them; I served these Maple-Glazed Candied-Bacon Moose Ears the day after they were fried, and while they were still absolutely tasty, they would have been incredible served up fresh!
Making Candied Bacon is not nearly as difficult as I thought it might be – that is to say, it’s almost as easy as making regular bacon in the oven!
- Bacon (duh)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Cooling rack
1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Mix together the brown sugar & cinnamon.
3. Place your cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet.
4. Lay your bacon out on the cooling rack. Rub the top of every piece of bacon with the sugar mixture.
5. Flip the bacon over. Rub the now-top-facing side of bacon with the sugar mixture.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
7. When cooled, dice into small chunks.
Making the Maple Glaze is pretty much making a thin maple icing.
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
1. Beat the icing sugar & syrup until smooth. Add a little milk, 1/4 tsp at a time, to make it thinner, if desired.
Once you’ve got your Moose Ears ready, your bacon candied, and your maple glaze prepped, line your Beaver Tails up on the counter and spoon some glaze onto each pastry and spread out with the back of your spoon. Sprinkle with a generous amount of bacon. Serve immediately. Maybe have some wet wipes available for the aftermath.
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