2 ounces all-purpose flour
2 ounces granulated sugar
2 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
2 ounces maple syrup
2 ounces blanched sliced almonds
2 ounces crispy rendered bacon, finely crumbled
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together in an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Form into small balls and bake on a silpat-fitted baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool to warm. Remove from silpat and form into desired shape.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Andrea Curto-Randazzo, "Challenge: Italian Family Feast," Food Network Challenge, Food Network