Bacon Brittle

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recipe by Jessica Entzel

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    35mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    16
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    260

This is by far my favorite of any brittles! It's smoky, sweet, and salty. Perfect as a garnish on apple desserts, or eaten on its own as a special savory and sweet treat.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019

Ingredients

  • Bacon icon
    Bacon
    16¼
  • Butter icon
    Butter
    56g (about 4 tbsp)
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar
    150g (about ¾ cup)
  • Corn syrup icon
    Corn syrup
    28g (about 1¼ tbsp)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1 pinch
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    about ¼ teaspoon (1g)
  • Walnuts icon
    Walnuts
    110g (about 1 cup)

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Silicone baking mat
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 210°C
  2. Prepare a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Add bacon to the baking sheet
  4. Bake until crispy - 15 min, 210°C
  5. Let cool on round wire rack
  6. Chop well
  7. Add butter, sugar, corn syrup and salt to a clean saucepan
  8. Cook until light golden while stirring occasionally - high heat
  9. Stir continuously until boiling
  10. Mix in baking soda to the mixture and turn off heat
  11. Stir until frothy
  12. Add walnuts to the mixture
  13. Transfer meat to mixture
  14. Mix in until combined
  15. Transfer onto silicone baking mat
  16. Cover with parchment paper
  17. Roll out evenly and let cool
  18. Break into pieces
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