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Maple Bacon Long Johns

When it comes to prepping the doughnuts, Long Johns are a snap. After the first rise, just roll out the dough into a large rectangle and cut out the bars. Alas, the lack of scraps means no doughnut holes, but for dunkers, the shape of the Long Johns is ideal.

Many of the bakeries that specialize maple bacon doughnuts like Portland, Oregon's Voodoo Donuts and Nord's Bakery in Louisville, Kentucky top their versions with whole strips of bacon, but I found bacon "sprinkles" to be a great way to ensure bacon flavor in each bite.

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