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Bacon Pecan Brittle

Yields1 Serving

 1 1/2 cups sugar
 1/2 cup corn syrup or honey
 pinch salt
 3/4 cup water
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 tsp. baking soda
 1 1/2 cups toasted pecans or other nuts
 a few slices of bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled or chopped

Combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar has dissolved do not stir, but swirl the pan occasionally until the mixture reaches 325°F on a candy thermometer.


Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda – the mixture will foam up in the pan. Stir in the bacon and nuts. Immediately pour onto a rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray and spread out fairly thin with a spatula or the back of a spoon that has been sprayed as well.


Cool completely and break into chunks. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.