Candied Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
1 Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2 In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and maple syrup.
3 Marinate the shrimp in the sugar mixture for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
4 Meanwhile cut the bacon in half. In batches, wrap 6-half slices of bacon in paper towels and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Set aside.
5 Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
6 Take a half-piece of microwaved bacon and wrap it around a shrimp. Secure it with a toothpick. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.
7 Brush each of the shrimp with some of reserved sugar/maple mixture.
8 Bake for 5 minutes.
9 Turn each of the shrimp over and baste again with the sugar/maple mixture and continue to bake for another 5-7 minutes until the bacon is thoroughly cooked.
10 Allow to cool slightly before serving.
11 These can be served hot or at room temperature.