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Feb 12, 2010 07:36 AM

Best Fvck!ng Peanut Brittle ever is ...

... Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Butter Brittle.

This stuff is pure evil. Will make you want to give up your first born ...

Go, get some now.

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  1. Don't ship internationally :(

    I do like a good peanut brittle... I trust you have a box handy? Any chance of posting up the ingredients? I'm sure it would be a snap to make some at home...

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    1. re: Soop

      Don't have the packaging handy, but from memory, it was ...

      Georgia peanuts
      Hickory smoked Tennessee bacon

      1. re: Soop

        Check out this thread on Home Cooking - I posted a v good family recipe there.
        Suppose you could stir some bacon into it at the end should you be so inclined?

        1. re: Soop

          Hey Soop,

          Here's the COMPLETE list of ingredients:

          Ingredients: Smoked bacon, sugar, peanuts, corn syrup, butter, baking soda, vanilla, salt.

          Let me know if you try making it at home.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            WOW. Americans follow the convention of highest proportion first? If so, that's a main course!!!!

            1. re: Soop

              Yes, indeed!

              Why do you think it's called "Bacon Peanut Butter Brittle" and not "Peanut Butter Bacon Brittle" ...

            2. re: ipsedixit

              No water? And any idea what portions?

              1. re: flueln

                Nope, but I presume the ingredients are listed in order of weight.

          2. If you are in nyc, try the brittle from The Redhead. DH loves it and thinks it is much better than the Francis Bacon.

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            1. re: LNG212

              Redhead ships, btw. I haven't had Sir Francis brittle but have had Redhead's. When I think of Brittle, I think of something more like Sir Francis. To me, Redhead serves candied peanuts with bacon bits. It's fine but I miss the biting into a "bark."

              1. re: Miss Needle

                Yes, I agree that's the difference. And I think that's exactly why DH likes it so much -- it doesn't have the sugar/syrup/candy chunk part. It's more like roasted nuts with bacon and some maple sugar.

              2. I just ordered some. Never go on Chowhound when you're hungry. Thanks for the recommendation.

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                1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

                  That's the best time, gets you really revved up for whatever you're next going to eat!

                  1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

                    I just put in another order myself ...

                    Until then, I'm going to find me some See's peanut brittle to hold me over ...

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      Received it last night when I got home from work. OMG. It's almost gone. Thanks for the rec.

                      1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

                        I'm still waiting for my shipment. Thinking they should give volume discounts ...

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          from the redhead? It's just candied peanuts with candied bacon bits on it...have you ever had it?

                          1. re: smokeandapancake

                            No, it's candied peanuts with candied bacon bits WITH Cayenne pepper. Dammit! Why does everybody put hot peppers in everything!

                  2. OK, I made my own today, first time I ever made it, I just threw it together.
                    I got some smoked bacon mis-shapes (was gonna get some lardons for chili anyway) and sliced this quite thin. Threw that in a real hot pan with some veg oil and cookd well.
                    Removed the bacon and added the peanuts to the fat, stirring them around.
                    While that was going on, the sugar was melting down. I've had an annoying rock of sugar in the can that I've not been able to break down, so it's a perfect use for it.

                    1. so I poured it all in the baking tray (as you can see above), but I didn't have enough sugar. It was all a bit of a guess. Still came out ok, and now I have quite an amount of brittle. No way I can eat it all, but I'll share it. Probably cost me about £4 in ingredients?

                      I actually meant to ask more questions before making it, but it probably doesn't matter. The bacon I used was like gammon rather than crispy streaky, but I'm not sure it matters.

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                      1. re: Soop

                        well, not many people liked it. though, in truth only 2 people tried it.

                        1. re: Soop


                          replicating this probably takes more than just using the same ingredients. Besides the obvious issue of amounts and ratios, there's also the issue of cooking temps and cooking equipment.

                          It's too bad they don't ship internationally because it is quite addictive.


                          1. re: ipsedixit

                            Can you take a photo of yours? I quite liked mine - as a caveat, a lot of people here think maple syrup and bacon is disgusting....

                            1. re: Soop

                              I can try once I get my next shipment. I'm all out! :-)

                          2. re: Soop

                            Wha?????!!!! Soop, you need new friends. You're under-appreciated. Looks mighty tasty to me.