|1||(1-pound) package HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Original Thick Cut Bacon|
|1||cup maple syrup|
|2||cups firmly packed brown sugar|
|2||cups packed brown sugar|
|1||cup butter, softened|
|1||cup SKIPPY® Creamy Peanut Butter|
|2||teaspoons vanilla extract|
|2||cups all-purpose flour|
|2||cups quick-cooking oats|
|1||teaspoon baking powder|
|1||teaspoon baking soda|
|1||cup chocolate chips|
|1||cup mini candy-coated chocolate pieces|
|12||slices Candied Thick Cut Bacon, chopped and divided|
For the Candied Bacon
Heat oven to 375°F. Grease wire racks; place on baking sheets. Dip each bacon slice in maple syrup. Sprinkle generously with brown sugar. Arrange in single layer on wire racks.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until browned and candied. Let stand on racks to cool.
For the Cookies
Heat oven to 350°F.
In large bowl, combine brown sugar, butter and peanut butter. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips, candy-coated chocolate pieces and 1 cup chopped candied bacon pieces.
Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten balls slightly. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Top each cookie with additional candied bacon pieces. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; transfer to cooling rack. Store in refrigerator.