Bacon Brittle

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by nonnie4sj

Found on TOH...intriguing idea for a brittle.

Top Review by Nif_H

So good! I didn't know what to expect, but I do like it. I would even put in more pecans and more bacon but it was good as is. I made this exactly as listed, I even bought a candy thermometer! Very clear instructions and very much enjoyed. Made for my adopted chef for Fall PAC 2009. Thanks Nonnie! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease or butter a large nonstick baking sheet.
  2. In a medium heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water over medium heat.
  3. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil.
  4. Attach a candy thermometer to the pan, increase the heat to high, and cook, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 290 degrees.
  5. Immediately remove from the heat.
  6. Stir in the butter, vanilla, baking soda, pecans and bacon bits.
  7. Watch out, as the mixture will foam.
  8. When the foam subsides, pour the hot mixture onto the prepared baking sheet as thinly as possible.
  9. Do not use a spatula.
  10. Cool at least 10 minutes before breaking into pieces.
  11. Store in a covered container.

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