Maple Bacon Pecan Brittle
- 1 cup of cooked bacon, crumbled/chopped
- 1 8-ounce package of pecans, chopped
- 1 cup of maple syrup
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of corn syrup
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
How to make:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large sauce pan, combine maple syrup, sugar, corn syrup, water and salt, and cook over medium heat until all of the sugar is dissolved. Using a candy thermometer continue cooking, stirring frequently, until it reaches 255 degrees.
Increase the heat to medium high, add bacon, and stir until well blended.
When the candy thermometer reaches 265 degrees, add the pecans and stir until well blended.
Continue stirring until mixture reaches 285 degrees.
Turn off the stove, remove the pot, and pour mixture onto baking sheet. Spread evenly with a spatula. Allow brittle to cool. Break into pieces and serve.
Southern Chicken Salad
- 2 cups of chicken, chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 cup of grapes, sliced in quarters
- 1/2 cup of pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 large croissants
How to make:
In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, pecans, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt.
Slice the croissants in half, or use bread of choice.