Maple-Bacon Nuts

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

I love eating candied nuts as a snack, adding them to salads or pancake batters, and sprinkling them on a bowl of ice cream. I love them even more when bacon is added to cut a bit of that sugary sweetness, and even more when dried cranberries are thrown in for a touch of tartness. Dried cherries work really well, too.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 ounces (170 g) slab bacon, cut into lard


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray lightly with nonstick spray or grease with a bit of butter.

In a large sauté pan, combine the oil and bacon and cook over medium heat until golden brown and crispy and the fat has rendered, about 8 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon. Pour all but 1