Bacon-Pecan Brittle Recipe
Total time: 35 minutes
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1/2 cup water, sugars, syrup, and salt and stir until dissolved. Increase heat to high and cook, stirring frequently, until boiling.
Add butter, then cook without stirring until mixture reaches 230° on a candy thermometer. Once it does, begin stirring and cook until mixture reaches 280°. Then add bacon and pecans and stir until mixture reaches 300°.
Turn off heat. Add vanilla and baking soda, stirring until dissolved. Pour mixture onto baking sheet and, using a spatula, spread in a thin layer.
Allow brittle to cool completely, then break into pieces. Serve or store in an airtight container for 7 to 10 days.