New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Maple Bacon Pecan Brittle


"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!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h servings 140 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


Sort stores by

We're showing stores near
Update Location
(uses your location)

May we suggest



{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 140 calories; 7.1 g fat; 17 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 7 mg cholesterol; 223 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar: RecipesVideosCategoriesArticles

Similar: {{title}} recipes videos categories articles


Read all reviews 3
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

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...

Delicious! Make sure your bacon is crispy and all soft fatty parts are discarded. I broke mine into small pieces and added at the very end so the bacon would not have time to soften.

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