This crunchy candy is filled with our Southern favorites—bacon, peanuts, and bourbon.
Bourbon-Bacon Peanut Brittle
Serves: About 6 Cups
- 1½ cups sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup bourbon
- 1 cup raw peanuts
- 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, bring sugar, corn syrup, and bourbon to a boil over medium heat. Stir in peanuts; cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer registers 300°, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bacon, butter, and baking soda until combined. Pour onto prepared pan, smooth with a spatula. Let cool completely; break into pieces.