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Eddie Garraway
March 1, 2017 | Canadian Recipes, Tasty Recipes | Eddie Garraway

Maple Beer Brittle

A Real Canadian Treat!




  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • cooked crispy and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Maple Bacon Ale
  • (or your beer of choice)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of chopped peanuts


  1. Sauté the bacon in a preheated skillet on medium heat. Cook all 8 slices. You want the bacon to be crisp, so give it a good 20-30 minutes and flip when needed. Let the bacon cool on paper towels and then chop. A coarse chop is better than small, fine pieces so the bacon will be noticeable. Set the chopped bacon and chopped peanuts aside.
  2. Have ready a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. You can use parchment paper as well, but silicone mats work very well.
  3. In a saucepan combine the beer, sugar and corn syrup and bring the mixture to 250 degrees F without stirring. (You will need a candy thermometer). Once it reaches temperature add the butter and stir constantly until the brittle mixture reaches 320 degrees F. Take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the baking soda. The brittle will foam. Add in the chopped nuts and bacon, folding to incorporate evenly.
  4. Pour onto your prepared baking sheet and spread evenly. Let the brittle cool completely and then break into desired sized pieces. Melted chocolate can be drizzles over top if desired before it is broken for a real sweet treat.


Recipe adapted from Tayna from Letters from Lulu


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