Preheat a convection oven to 350 ͦF. Combine sugar and rub.
Lay bacon out on a wire rack over a sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Lightly sprinkle bacon with sugar and rub and bake foe an additional 7 minutes.
Combine BBQ sauce, vinegar and water. Brush over bacon and bake until bacon is done and nicely caramelized, about 4-5 minutes.
A 16 slice batch may not take all the sauce mixture. Apply as much as desired. Candied Bacon will not cook to the dry crispness we are accustomed to but the softer, sticky texture and flavor is extraordinary.
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