Pecan Bacon Brittle

Oct 25, 2019 | Desserts, Recipes

*Featured Holiday Recipe*

Make your friends and family swoon this Holiday season with a gift of homemade Pecan Bacon Brittle!


  • 1/2 lb. Indiana Kitchen Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsps. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Grease or butter a large baking sheet.
  2. In large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook and stir over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and the syrup begins to boil.
  3. Using a candy thermometer to gauge the temperature, slowly increase heat to high until thermometer reads 300 degrees F. Immediately remove from heat.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients (bacon pieces, chopped pecans, vanilla, butter and baking soda) to mixture. and stir. Be prepared for mixture to foam a bit as the baking soda reacts with other ingredients.
  5. When foaming stops, pour hot mixture onto baking sheet in a thin, even layer.
  6. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before breaking into pieces. Store in a covered container.

Recipe Notes

Candy thermometer needed.

Recipe from Indiana Grown Member – Indiana Kitchen.