Sweet and crunchy with an intoxicating smokey flavor, so that the holiday vibe can go on. Share with your friends and family, they'll love it for sure!
Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside
Melt butter in a 2-qt. saucepan with a heavy bottom over medium heat
Stir in the brown sugar and maple syrup. Bring to a rolling boil and cook until mixture registers 300° on a candy thermometer,* 10 to 15 min
Remove pan from heat, stir in the baking powder and bacon bits. Immediately pour hot mixture onto prepared baking sheet
Use a rubber spatula sprayed with cooking spray to spread the mixture until it’s about 1/4" thick
Cool on a wire rack until hard, about 30 to 45 min. (Depending on room temperature.)
Break into small pieces. Store in a dry location in an airtight container