Raquel Grinnell's Note:
I wanted to come up with a "different" peanut brittle to give away for the holidays, and combined a few of my favorite things. Posting here for safekeeping!
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- 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- 2Place bacon on a rack over a cookie sheet and cook until crispy, about 15 minutes. Reserve bacon fat. The recipe calls for 8 tablespoons of butter (fat) – replace as much of butter as you have bacon fat. Once bacon is done, drain on paper towels and chop into bits.
- 3Place the sugar and maple syrup in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat and stir with a wooden spoon until sugar begins to melt. Lower the heat to medium-high and keep stirring just until the sugar is melted. Stop stirring and watch for it to turn a medium caramel color. About 10 minutes total.
- 4Stir in peanuts, and then bacon fat and butter. Then add Old Bay, cayenne and dry mustard. Allow peanuts to cook for about two minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in the bacon.
- 5Turn the mixture out onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, and spread it evenly to the desired thickness with a wooden spoon or stiff rubber spatula. Sprinkle salt on top, while brittle is still warm.
- 6Allow to cool completely--at least one hour--then break the brittle into pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature. If your brittle isn't brittle enough to break into pieces, pop it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes, until it hardens enough to snap easily.
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Nutritional Facts for Spicy Maple Bacon Peanut Brittle
Serving Size: 1 (70 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 393.3
- Calories from Fat 223
- Total Fat 24.8 g
- Saturated Fat 7.6 g
- Cholesterol 23.9 mg
- Sodium 123.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 41.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
- Sugars 32.9 g
- Protein 5.6 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
Old Bay Seasoning