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Bakin’ With Bacon And The King!!

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Greetings and Salutations Fellow Bacon Lovers!  Time to bake!

I have such an easy recipe for you today that it’s almost too easy – you will say “these can’t be good because they have so few ingredients and are so easy” but trust me.  You’d be wrong.   I have given you similar recipes to this one but this is by far the easiest one to make.   It even calls for using a container of bacon bits instead of frying your own bacon but of course when I made these I fried my own bacon!   Bacon bits don’t QUITE taste like bacon to me!

Ready?

BACON CHEESE TREATS (EASIER THAN EASY!)

This recipe is so incredibly easy it’s ridiculous but it’s also yummy so in this instance ridiculous and yummy MAY be used in the same sentence!    I’ve tried to think of a lot of delicious and easy snacks to make since it’s holiday time and people like to serve something EASY for company.    These are just fabulous and could not be easier!

Ingredients

1    8 oz. package cream cheese softened

1    12 oz. jar bacon bits OR if you’d rather make your own bacon – add as much as you want to and crumble up into bits after it’s crispy!!!!

1 pinch ground black pepper

1/2 cup diced onion

2    8 oz. packages refrigerated crescent roll dough

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, bacon bits, pepper and onion.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unroll the crescent rolls lengthwise and form into a long rectangle. Thinly spread the cream cheese mixture on the dough. Starting with the long edge of the rectangle, roll the dough into a long, thin roll. Slice the roll into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Place rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until brown.

Told you it was easy……………….and good.     This takes such little time to prepare you can do this one right after your guests arrive and they won’t even notice you’re not in the room with them (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA).

Next week I have a special and wonderful treat – since it’s the last Bakin’ With Bacon here in the Castle before Christmas – my pal Raz from FRIENDS FUREVER is going to work in the kitchen with me to make an amazing Christmas Tree treat………….oh boy…………..I can’t WAIT to share this one with you!     I’ll give you a peek at it:

So I’ll see you next week for a special Bacon Christmas Tree recipe you can make?????    It’s a date!

Hugs from the King of Bacon!

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

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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

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

INSTRUCTIONS

  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!!