Bacon Peanut Brittle
1/2 lb. bacon, regular-thickness
2 cups white sugar
1 cup corn syrup, light
2 cups salted peanuts
4 tablespoons softened butter
2 teaspoons baking soda
Cook bacon in skillet until well done. Drain on paper towels and chop into
small pieces. Set aside.
Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
Put sugar, corn syrup, salt and water in a large saucepan and over
medium heat bring to a boil. Sugar should be dissolved. Place peanuts
and a candy thermometer into the mixture.
Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees. Immediately, remove from
the heat and toss in the butter and soda. It will puff up a little. Pour on
cookie sheet and spread with back of wooden spoon.
Sprinkle bacon across the brittle and push some into the brittle, too.
Cool, break into pieces, and refrigerate.
For a lighter version: Reduce amount of bacon. Enjoy just a small piece.
For a full flavored version: Use 1 lb. of bacon and use honey-roasted nuts!
Source: NBC Bay Area website.