Bacon Peanut Brittle

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

  1. Cook bacon in skillet until well done. Drain on paper towels and chop into
    small pieces. Set aside.

  2. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Sprinkle bacon across the brittle and push some into the brittle, too.

  6. 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.