Rating: 4 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0

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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prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

140 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 17g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 7.4mg; sodium 223mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2013
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!!!! Read More
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3 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2013
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!!!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2017
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2015
This recipe was delicious. I found it slightly difficult but it was also my first time making any type of brittle. Read More
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