Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees Celsius)
Soak hard refrigerated Korean rice cakes for about 1/2 hour submerged in room temperature water just until slightly softened. Dry thoroughly and set aside. (If purchased fresh soft Korean cakes omit this step)
Spray your cooking pan with a light layer of cooking oil.
Take one Korean rice cake and wrap and roll in the laver (nori) seaweed leaf and then wrap the outside with bacon. Set seam side down on the baking sheet. (you can choose to add both the laver leaf and the bacon or maybe you just want to wrap with laver leaves or maybe just bacon. I think all three versions are very yummy)
Mix together in a small bowl your soy sauce or soy sauce alternative and brown sugar or sugar alternative. Stir until well mixed.
Brush a moderate amount of the soy sauce mixture on the Dduk lavered in bacon.
Place the Dduk lavered in bacon in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the rice cake is chewy on the inside and slightly golden on the outside. Reapply and brush the soy sauce mixture a couple of times during the baking process.
Serve yummy Baked Dduk Lavered with Bacon as a yummy after school snack or a yummy hot appetizer at your next social gathering. Best served hot out of the oven.
Baked Dduk Lavered with Bacon cannot be assembled in advance or otherwise the laver will get soggy or the rice cakes will harden. It is best to prepare these right before eating.