Bourbon-Bacon Peanut Brittle

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Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

This is not your grandmother’s peanut brittle. Sweet, salty, and smoky is the way I like my desserts, and this recipe hits all of those notes and then some. Peanuts make it perfect and classic, but you could use cashews or almonds, if you’d like.


  • 10 slices thin-sliced bacon
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) plus 2


Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray another baking sheet liberally with nonstick spray or line with a Silpat.

Lay the bacon in a single layer on the foil-lined baking sheet. Brush the bacon with ¼