Bacon Peanut Brittle is a sweet meets salty treat! Give this peanut brittle recipe a try when you want an easy candy recipe and wows everyone who takes a bite!
Is it just me, or do you always get tins of peanut brittle around the holidays? At first, it’s a popular item but when holiday cookies and candies start to show up, the brittle barely gets a second look.
Bacon Peanut Brittle is a peanut brittle recipe that people will go crazy for! Just saying “Bacon Peanut Brittle” makes eyes light up. Bacon really does make everything better! I was casually talking to the cashier at Trader Joe’s about making it and she was all like, “Woah, are you serious??!! What an awesome idea!” (That was after she scorned me for asking if they sold corn syrup.)
Any just because I like to over indulge, I topped some of the Bacon Peanut Brittle with chocolate. How would YOU like your Bacon Peanut Brittle – with chocolate or plain? Let me know in the comments!
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 3/4 Cups Water
- 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup of Light Corn Syrup
- 3/4 Cup Dry Roasted Peanuts
- 1 Cup Cooked Chopped Bacon (I use Applewood Smoked), chopped into pieces
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- Before you start this recipe, you 100% need a candy thermometer. There is no other way around it. In a saucepan, add water and sugar. Bring to a boil while stirring. Add corn syrup, stir until the temperature reaches 239 degrees.
- Add peanuts and bacon and cook to 311 degrees, stirring constantly. (Getting to this temperature might take awhile, just keep stirring! You're getting an arm workout :) )
- Remove from heat and add salt, butter, and extract. Add baking soda and stir well to incorporate. Pour mixture onto buttered parchment paper lined pan and spread it evenly.
- When cool, break into pieces and enjoy.Store in an airtight container as soon as it is cool.
- If you want to top with chocolate, measure out 1 – 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Chop the chocolate until it is in very small pieces. After you pour and spread the mixture, sprinkle on the chocolate. As it melts, spread chocolate with a spatula over the brittle.
Did you know August is Bacon Month?? Ok, it’s not something that’s been officially given to the month of August but a few of us Bloggers are loving bacon this month and making A LOT of bacon recipes. Check out what my friends have been up to!