Bacon Peanut Brittle

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by nepas, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    1 cup sugar

    1/2 cup corn syrup

    1/4 cup water

    1 3/4 cups peanuts, shelled, roasted and unsalted

    2 slices bacon, cooked crisp, cooled and finely diced

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    2 tablespoons butter

    pinch of Kosher salt

    DIRECTIONS

    Spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray and set aside.

    In a large skillet over high heat add sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir and allow mixture to come to a full boil (approximately 4-5 minutes). Stir in nuts. Cook, stirring occasionally, until syrup becomes thick and honey colored –you will begin to smell the nuts cooking (approximately 5 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Working quickly, stir in butter and bacon. Keep stirring until butter has melted. Turn brittle out onto the prepared baking sheet. Use the back of your spatula to spread mixture as thin as you would like. Sprinkle the top with Kosher salt. Allow the brittle to cool completely (approximately 20 minutes) and break by hand into large chunks. Store in air tight container.
     
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That sounds delicious! Wish you had pics... Have to put this on my bucket list, Thanks[​IMG]
     
  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Tomorrow when i get some peanuts and bacon.
     
  4. This sounds very good!

    Bacon and peanut butter go great together.

    I love bacon and peanut butter on rye toast!

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  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Craig....It's in the cookbook.... Dave....
     
  6. Pig Candy with a bonus!  Gonna try this one tomorrow.
     
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    hahahaha ...He called you Craig.

    Waiting on the pics....

       Dave
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well Craig you ARE the bacon man!
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I must have been in a FOG... considering it was New Years Day and all...  My appologies if you were offended...  [​IMG]  If you weren't offended I guess it was a compliment...  [​IMG]
     
  10. I made some today but modified the recipe slightly.  I used chopped Pecans rather than Peanuts.

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  11. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think you misprinted the recipe.  Isn't that supposed to be 8  slices of bacon?? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
  12. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is the bacon brittle.

    Makon bacon....HA

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    Got the sugars ready to boil.

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    Bacon ready.

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    Added the pnuts and rest of the items

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    Spread and let cool.

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  13. YES YES YES BETTER THAN ?, i can't remember but that sure looks good  [​IMG]
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great recipe - I too copied into the cookbook 
     
  15. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A definite keeper, will be trying this soon

    Saved in my cookbook thanks.
     
  16. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am thinking some chipoltle chilies to spice things up a bit and this would be perfect for my household.

    Nice job ! looks really good!
     
  17. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I added some Bacon salt to.

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