Just give in to your inner hedonist and enjoy this addictive, nowhere-near-healthy snack.
What to buy: Different brands of bacon vary quite a bit in their salt content, so you may want to adjust the amount of salt you add to the brittle accordingly.
Special equipment: A reliable candy/fat thermometer is crucial for getting an accurate read on the caramel.
Game plan: The brittle can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
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