Spicy Bacon PecanĀ Brittle

December 22, 2013
0 Ratings
  • Makes Small
Author Notes

A little different take on a classic. It makes a small batch, but you'll want to make more. —Adrianne

What You'll Need
  • Brittle Candy
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Filler
  • 1/4 cup crunchy bacon pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  1. Grease a small flat pan, and a metal spatula.
  2. Assemble your filler. Toast your pecans in a dry skillet with your red pepper flakes, over a medium high heat 1-2m.
  3. Remove pecans and red pepper flakes from skillet, and place in small bowl, mixed in cooked bacon pieces (I do not suggest using store bought bacon bits), place your butter on top. Set to the side.
  4. To make the brittle, mix sugar and corn syrup in a medium sized glass bowl and microwave for 3m. Then stir (if it appears a little dry add a 1t of water) and microwave for 2m.
  5. Mix in your filler (bacon, pecans, red pepper flakes, and butter), stir and microwave 30sec. Remove from microwave, IT WILL BE VERY HOT.
  6. Working quickly add your baking soda, stir and dump onto flat pan. Use your greased spatula to smooth out. Let cool for 20m, then break and enjoy.

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Kathryn L. December 23, 2016
On my first attempt, I burned the sugar. Time in the microwave is a suggestion and depends (apparently) on how strong your microwave is. Sigh. Not a horrible thing but a waste of some really yummy bacon.