Bacon Brittle

Anytime you have guests who want to sit around after breakfast and visit, try serving this recipe as a breakfast dessert.

Ingredients

8 ounces bacon, cooked your favorite way until crisp (We use a smoked maple bacon.)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons light corn syrup or golden syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
coarse sea salt

Preparation

  1. Chop the bacon into small bits about a 1/4-inch in size.
  2. Butter a rimmed baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, water, butter and syrup.  Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture reaches 300°F on a candy thermometer, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda, then the bacon bits.  Immediately pour the mixture on the prepared baking sheet.  Use a large spoon (If it sticks, oil it lightly.) to quickly spread the brittle into a thin, even layer.  Sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Allow the brittle to cool completely, and then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 3/4 pound.

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