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Microwave Bacon Brittle

Photo: Ryan Liebe; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

 

Yield

Serves 6

Making brittle doesn't get much easier than this! Forget the stovetop and candy thermometer, this microwave masterpiece is ready in under an hour.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 3 slices cooked and crumbled center-cut bacon
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Parchment paper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 147
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • protein 2 g
  • sodium 202 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2-quart glass bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Stir in almonds. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until edge of mixture is a light caramel color. Stir in bacon, butter, vanilla, and salt. Add baking soda, and stir until foamy. Quickly pour mixture onto a jelly-roll pan lined with parchment paper; spread to 1/4-inch thickness. Let stand 30 minutes. Break into pieces; store in an airtight container up to 1 week.