This is amazing in caesar salad or...any salad.
I do it on the stove so I can watch it, make sure it doesn’t burn, and taste test as I go, of course.
Some people may choose to oven bake it.
Get whole strips of bacon, remove rind and cut it up into pieces.
Put in frypan, cook for a short period to render some fat, drain.
Add back to pan with enough maple syrup to coat bacon with a little extra to spare in the bottom of the pan, but not so its swimming.
Cook on low heat till it goes sticky. Approx 10-15mins. Remove from heat and put in a ceramic bowl to cool.
Optional: add extra maple syrup (swimming) and cook until it candies then spread out on a wooden board and fracture it into shards after its cooled. This makes harder pieces that can be added to salads and wont go soggy.