Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter (plus more for greasing baking sheet)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 slices cooked crispy bacon, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps

  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water, cook over medium high heat for 10 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally. Using a candy thermometer, continue cooking until it reads 260°F.
  2. Remove from heat, add butter, pecans and salt. Stir once, and then place back over medium-high heat without stirring. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes, until the candy thermometer reads 285F.
  3. Stir in bacon, vanilla, and baking powder. Cook for 2 more minutes, until the corn syrup darkens.
  4. Pour the mixture onto a buttered baking sheet, tilt to spread in a thin layer and cool completely.
  5. Break into pieces and serve.