Maple Bacon Pecan Brittle

Maple Bacon Pecan Brittle

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"I adapted this recipe one night after having seen a peanut-bacon brittle on TV. It is sooooo good. I have trouble waiting for this stuff to cool before eating!"
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1 h servings 140 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 17g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring sugar, water, corn syrup, and maple syrup to a boil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Heat to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
  2. Stir pecans and vanilla into syrup mixture until mixture begins to turn brown; add bacon. Cook until bacon mixture turns light brown, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir baking soda into bacon mixture. Pour brittle out onto a sheet of parchment paper set on a heat-proof surface and cool brittle to room temperature before breaking into pieces, at least 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you don't own a candy thermometer, occasionally hold spoon above mixture, allowing it to drip off spoon. When mixture is at hard ball stage, it will 'hair' off the spoon when falling, looking like a clear spider web.


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I did try this recipe as written and while the flavor was very good, it turned into a giant lump of very firm sticky chewy caramel--not brittle at all. I looked up other peanut brittle recipes a...

This recipe was delicious. I found it slightly difficult, but it was also my first time making any type of brittle.

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