Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Beer and Bacon Glazed Pecans

Beer and Bacon Glazed Pecans

Well, here I go again... in addition to signing up for the Spiked Challenge using Irish Cream a couple days ago, I also signed up for a challenge where the ingredient was beer.  This challenge is sponsored by Julie @ WhiteLightsOnWednesday and Jenn @ FourMarrsandOneVenus.  Another good ingredient choice!

Get Your Chef On!

I knew from the get-go what recipe I wanted to make.  The DIY Guy went to a work party about 2 months ago and he raved about this recipe...  I mean who wouldn't - it has beer, brown sugar, pecans AND bacon.  I made this batch last week so he could serve them at his pool night.  It was a huge hit and I was asked to pass along the recipe.

Recipe Source:  Co-worker

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T sea salt
  • 3 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 4 slices of bacon diced
  • 1/3 cup Blue Moon beer
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste (I used about 1 tsp) 
Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with foil that has been sprayed with PAM.  In a saucepan combine all ingredients except for pecans - let it come to boil and boil for 10 minutes stirring often.  Add in pecans and then spread on cookie sheet.  Bake for 16-18 minutes.  Remove from oven and spread onto another piece of foil, let cool and break up pieces if necessary.  Serve at room temperature.

Can I just say by the end of the night, there was not a pecan left!  This is a great snack and hope you will give it a try!

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Another snack recipe with nuts you might like - Rosemary Mixed Nuts


  1. Wow! These nuts look addicting! I have made these with Brandy but never Beer, what a great idea! So much fun looking at all the recipes using beer:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. No you didn't!!! Beer AND Bacon - I totally love this! genius! ~ Paula

  3. Wow! These look amazing! I would never have thought to add beer to roasted pecans but I'm finding lots of interesting combinations this GYCO round! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm always looking for ways to dress up nuts for snacking and this sounds delicious and looks so easy to do.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  5. Now I have a new pecan recipe! These look good, Deb!

    PS, I may have asked you this before but I don't remember. What type of lights are you using for your light box? Your lighting is really good.

  6. I agree with Paula Jones--pure genius! I love bacon, so this recipe is going on my list.

  7. this looks really good and sounds delicious!

  8. Hi Deb! This recipe is just what I was missing in my life!! Ah-mazing! Um, I have a dumb question about it though. Is the bacon cooked and then diced, or is it diced uncooked bacon? I would hate to add raw bacon if it was supposed to be cooked...
    Thanks so much!
    xo Jaime

  9. Deb- Get out- these are fantastic! Perfect snack! Thank you so much for cooking it up with us!

  10. Congratulations on winning, Deb!! I think you had it in the bag when you put beer and bacon together with candied nuts. OMG!!! CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THEM!!

  11. these sound great and I know my husband would love them.. Just two questions though.. do you fry the bacon first or add it in raw? And what is Blue Moon beer?

  12. juste made those with slight changes!
    I used walnuts some smoked paprika ; did with no bacon...

    Only thing is the time needed for the caramel to reach ideal temps. I may have cooked it a bit too much and it started to cristalize.

    But it's still very good and hard not to fall in the pot :D


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