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For the Love of Bacon Recipes: Brown Butter Cereal Bars with Candied Bacon

Photo Courtesy of  Betty Crocker

I am in love with all things bacon. When I come across a bacon recipe, I have to try it. This recipe for Brown Butter Cereal Bars with Candied Bacon is no exception, I couldn’t resist! If it weren’t so fattening, I could probably make this every week. If you are a bacon lover, I urge you to try out this recipe. Bon Appetit!

Brown Butter Cereal Bars with Candied Bacon
1 lb bacon
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter (no substitutions)
1 1/2 bags (10 oz each) marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
6 cups rice Chex® cereal
6 cups corn Chex® cereal

Heat oven to 400°F. Line broiler pan or 10×15 pan with parchment paper or foil. Place bacon on pan in single layer. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar. Bake 9 to 11 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Turn bacon over, sprinkle with remaining brown sugar. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp and sugar is melted. Set aside to cool, finely chop.
In 5 quart dutch oven melt butter on medium heat, stirring frequently until it turns golden brown and begins to smell nutty. Add in marshmallows, stir until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, salt and finely chopped candied bacon until well incorporate. Gently stir in cereal, until well coated.
Spoon into 13×9-inch glass baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Wet your hands slightly with water and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into small (1-inch) bite sized pieces.

Need something to please the hubs? There is also a great recipe available for Bacon Mancakes, including bacon, beer and brown sugar. Beer lovers unite!

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