Cut the bacon strips into 3/4-inch strips. In a medium sauté pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon strips from the pan and place on paper towels. Reserve the bacon fat in the pan and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the Brussels sprouts and stir frequently. Sauté until the sprouts begin to brown. Add the bacon back to the pan with the sprouts and add the maple syrup. Heat until the maple syrup thickens, and the Brussels sprouts are browned and caramelized. Season with the salt and pepper.