These Guinness Beer Nuts are coated with a sweet beer glaze then tossed with pieces of smokey bacon. Ingredients
Meat 6 strips Bacon
Baking & spices 2 tbsp Bacon grease 1 cup Brown sugar 1/2 tsp Salt
Nuts & seeds 4 1/2 cup Pecans, roasted halves
Beer, wine & spirits 1 cup Guinness beerFirst you need to cook the bacon. When it’s done cooking save about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease…hang on and you’ll see why. While the bacon is cooking you can make the glaze. Beer, brown sugar and a little salt AND the bacon grease. Just put it in – trust me. Let that cook down for 20 minutes until it gets thickened. Chop up the bacon strips into very small pieces and add it into the glaze. The size of the bacon pieces matters to me, but chop it up as big as you like. I wanted it to almost melt into the glaze and coat everything instead of a big chunk sticking to the nuts. Toss the pecans together with the glaze and spread them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes. Break the nuts up into pieces and store in an air-tight container for up to a week. You CAN store them for up to a week – but I promise you they won’t last that long.