Serves 10


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 slices crisp cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • Directions

    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.


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