Here's a hearty New Year's snack -- candied Bacon. This is Bacon so good it will haunt you. The process is slow, but effortless. The Bacon can be made ahead of time and kept at room temperature for three days (you are essentially making Bacon jerky, so it won't spoil). Just be sure to get thick-cut Bacon. You want meaty and bold for this.
Find this recipe here: http://www.cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=39060#ixzz3NcVw6lUT