Maple Bacon Peanut Brittle

It is that time of year when we all get visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads.  Time to do an inventory of all of our baking ingredients and stock up because it’s time to start making all the wonderful cookies and candies that we love for the holidays. This Maple Bacon Peanut Brittle is a recipe I received from a friend at a Christmas cookie exchange about 5 years ago.  Over the years I have used this recipe to make various types of brittle including cashew, almond, and the traditional, peanut.

Maple Bacon Peanut Brittle - with the addition of some crispy bacon this Brittle comes together in just a few minutes as it is made in the microwave.

Bacon is currently “the” craze in America and you can find it in just about everything.  I decided to hop on the bacon bandwagon and modify my usual peanut brittle recipe into this stunning Maple Bacon peanut brittle with the addition of maple flavoring and delicious pieces of crispy bacon. How can that be wrong when it tastes so good? When we met Paula Deen and Sons in Savannah, GA last week we told them all about this recipe! They were truly engaged! I was over the Moon with excitement. We just love Paula and sons, Jamie and Bobby. They are good people.

Maple Bacon Peanut Brittle - with the addition of some crispy bacon this Brittle comes together in just a few minutes as it is made in the microwave.

Maple Bacon Peanut Brittle

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
Maple Bacon Peanut Brittle - with the addition of some crispy bacon this Brittle comes together in just a few minutes as it is made in the microwave.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 206 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup salted nuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/2 pound bacon , finely chopped, fried, drained on paper towels
  • 1 tsp  baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large glass bowl combine the sugar and corn syrup and microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir in the nuts and then microwave on high 3 1/2 minutes. Stir in butter, vanilla and maple and microwave for 1 minute 15 seconds.
  • Working very quickly stir in baking soda until light and foamy, stir in bacon. Pour onto baking sheet, spread as thin as possible. Allow cool completely and then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 236mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 1µgCalcium: 14mgFolate: 14µgIron: 1mgZinc: 1mg
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