Mini BLTs with Avocado and Candied Bacon

(from castro15’s recipe box)

Categories: Sandwiches


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 8 slices white sandwich bread, toasted
  • 1 small ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Mayo, for spreading
  • 16 small butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 small plum tomatoes, cut into 16 slices


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Set a rack on a rimmed baking sheet and lay the bacon slices on the rack.

  2. Combine the brown sugar, pecans and salt in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are finely ground and the mixture is combined. Spread the sugar mixture evenly over the bacon. Bake, rotating the pan halfway through, until the bacon is crisp and the sugar is caramelized, about 20 minutes. Let the bacon cool on the rack for a few minutes, then gently lift off the rack and set back down. Let cool completely, about 15 minutes. Cut each strip into 4 pieces.

  3. Cut the crusts off the toasted bread and quarter each slice to create 32 small squares. Mash the avocado with the lemon juice in a small bowl. Spread half of the bread squares with mayo and the other half with the mashed avocado. Top the mayo-covered squares with lettuce, a slice of tomato, and 2 pieces of the bacon. Set the avocado-covered squares on top and secure with toothpicks.

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