Step 8: Prep top layer

Picture of Prep top layer
This one is just syrup and smoke.

Combine 1cup bacon/half-and-half mix with 2 teaspoons liquid smoke and 2 Tablespoons maple syrup.  Sprinkle two packets of gelatin over the surface, and let sit for about 5 minutes to bloom.

Whisk in 1 cup boiling water, and stir until all gelatin is dissolved.  Once your mix has cooled down to lukewarm, dump it over the previously-coagulated layers, and return your jello to the fridge.