Bakin’ With Bacon And The King (and his guest!)

Hello Bacon Lovers!   Today I have my Guest Chef and friend Raz back in the kitchen with me!

Yes indeed – it’s my buddy and pal Raz from FRIENDSFUREVER.   Raz is joining me again today because his Mom Miss Sharon sent us a FABULOUS baconized recipe that we absolutely MUST SHARE with all of you.  I thought it would be nice if Raz would help me out as we make this goodie for all of you today in the Castle………….

I’m trying to give you all a lot of FUN and tasty recipes for the holiday season – snacks, appetizers – anything goes!     Ready?

Spiced Bacon Nuts



  • 3 cups mixed nuts (roasted and salted)
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add nuts to pan and coat with oil. Stir until peanuts are warm. Add in chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, salt, and cayenne powder. Stir in bacon and gently stir until well coated.
  3. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels for about 10 minutes.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Now I must say that if there’s too much HEAT in this recipe for you (spicy stuff) then you surely can cut back on the amounts OR even leave out any of the hot stuff that your tummy would be mad at you for using.    After all, food is NOT torture – it’s FUN!!!

My Mom makes what she calls “spiced nuts” every year at Christmas and they are SWEET – they do not have any “kick” to them.    That’s why this is a very interesting variation – not only does it have bacon in there for some nice salt but there’s a little sugar and lots of spice.    Since my Mom loves nuts that have sweetness to them, she used TWO tablespoons of brown sugar in this recipe.    It’s TOTALLY up to you.    Recipes are GUIDELINES so decide what you want and go for it.

Raz, it’s been a blast cooking with you today!   Now that you’re an experienced Guest Chef you know you are welcome any time at all here in the ROYAL KITCHEN!!!    Thanks for the help and please give your Mom a hug from me for sending in the recipe.

See you all next week for more bacon fun in the kitchen!!


  1. 1
    Memories of Eric and Flynn Says:

    That sounds very tasty. I think the nuts would still be as good without the bacon.
    I have been very good and no bacon pork etc. has passed my lips since the consultant told me of that horrible jammed stone!


    • 2

      You are a GOOD GIRL……..always listen to the doctors – in your case it’s double important! You’re right too – just as good without the bacon……….

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom


  2. Love nuts, love bacon… SSNS will love this and it sounds like a winner to me!


  3. 5
    Dianna Says:

    Hmmm, I think Motor Mommy would definitely leave out the hot stuff. She thinks she might just try this! Thanks, you two, for the recipe!


  4. 7
    katsrus Says:

    Yum. Those sound great. Have a great weekend.
    Sue B


  5. 8
    Carole Schulman Says:

    That looks like a scrumptious recipe. I think I will send it to my DIL. (my tummy can’t eat but plain food, I’m afraid.)


  6. 10

    That does sound like a nice yummy treat for the peeps!


  7. 12

    Interesting take on nuts! I’d leave out the cumin as I’m not a fan but a little cayenne would kick it up a notch!


  8. 14
    Clowie Says:

    My biped might try those – without the bacon!

    We hardly ever see bacon in this house. I keep offering to eat the bacon from the recipes. 😀


    • 15

      Nice of you to try and help out eliminating bacon from the shopping list Clowie – sounds like your bipeds are committed to a no-bacon-lifestyle though! Know what? These nuts are just as delish without bacon…..Mom said so.

      Hugs, Teddy


  9. 16

    Those look great! Good job Raz and Teddy. Have a great day! XO


  10. Mom would be nuts about this recipe. (See what I did there…?)

    Love and licks,


  11. 19

    I do declare bacon is the most versatile food E V E R.
    Dad of Madi loves nuts and bacon so this is right up his alley
    Hugs Cecilia


  12. I sure like cooking with you! I hope everyone enjoys our recipe!



  13. 23
    Shirley Matthews Dunn Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful appetizer..Think I will try it for Christmas. Thanks!!


  14. 25

    Our dad would go “NUTS” for these nuts. MOL! Mom says she would need to cut back on the spice for her and maybe add some extra brown sugar like Mom Pam did, but that bacon has got to make these extra yummy. Thanks go to Mom Sharon for sharing. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


  15. 27

    The mom loves munching on nuts. She’s definitely going to make this recipe. Yum!


  16. This would make a very special gift!


  17. 31
    The Swiss Cats Says:

    That sounds very tasty ! Purrs


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