Maple Bacon Pecan Brittle Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Maple Bacon Pecan Brittle Recipe
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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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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  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.
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Footnotes

  • 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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Nov 22, 2013

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 and found what I think is an error in this one. This needs to be heated to 300 degrees rather than 250 degrees. I also upped the amount of baking soda to 1 1/4 teaspoons to make it a bit lighter. I made this recipe again with my changes and it turned out great!!! Bacon makes everything better!!!!

 
Mar 04, 2015

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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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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