Triple threat – bacon bourbon brittle
Tis the season for some delicious treats. This one is great to give to co-workers, customers or just to have on hand.
Bacon Bourbon Pecan Brittle
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 teaspoons Bourbon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (~2 ounces) chopped pecans
1/3 to 1/2 cup cooked bacon bits (6 to 8 ounces uncooked)
- Grease or butter a large nonstick baking sheet.
- In a medium sized saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the syrup comes to a boil. *Make sure to have a candy thermometer.
- Increase the heat to high and cook, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 290 degrees F. Immediately remove from heat.
- Stir in butter, bourbon, baking soda, pecans, and bacon bits. Careful – the mixture will foam. When the foam subsides, pour the hot mixture onto the prepared baking sheet as thinly as possible. Do not use a spatula. Cool for at least 10 minutes before breaking into pieces.
I recommend buying mason jars and putting the brittle in the jars for gifts. You can purchase tags, stamps and wax sealers from Paper Source.