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!

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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

Ingredients:
  • 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



12 comments:

  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

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

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  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!

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  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

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  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.

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

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  7. this looks really good and sounds delicious!

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  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

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

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  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!!

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  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?

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  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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