If you like bacon, you might want to give this bacon brittle a try. It's sweet and salty at the same time. I have made it with pecans and without.
I like leaving the pecans out and using a bit more bacon. :)
This makes about one pound.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2-3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup cooked bacon bits (about 12 ounces uncooked bacon)
Grease or butter a large nonstick baking sheet.
Fry your bacon until crispy...
Crumble the bacon....
In a medium heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil.
Attach a candy thermometer to the pan, increase the heat to high, and cook, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 290 degrees. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter, vanilla, baking soda, salt pecans and bacon bits. The mixture will foam.
When it stops foaming, pour the hot mixture onto the prepared baking sheet as thinly as possible. Use a silicone spatula or a buttered spatula to spread.