Roasted-Bacon Almonds Recipe

Almonds
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Instead of serving plain old salted nuts, add another layer of flavor by tossing the nuts in bacon fat before seasoning. This is a snack that any bacon-lover will not be able to resist.

You can also try making these with candied bacon, for a more salty-sweet flavor. — Allison Beck

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cook your two strips of bacon in a frying pan until crispy. Take out of pan and drain on paper towel.

Put your almonds into a bowl and mix with the bacon grease. Give them a good stir and then spread on to a cookie sheet.

Bake for 5-7 minutes.

Mix sugar, salt and pepper together in a separate bowl.

Take the almonds out of the oven and place in a brown paper bag (shopping or lunch bag works great).

Grip the top of the bag closed and shake, shake, shake. The grocery bag will absorb any extra grease.

 Take the coated almonds out of the bag and place in a mixing bowl. Crumble your bacon into bits and add to nuts. Then, add the mixture of sugar, salt and pepper.

Ta da! Put the nuts in to a serving bowl and watch them disappear.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

186 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Kidney Friendly, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

9%

Servings:

16
  • Fat 261g 402%
  • Carbs 100g 33%
  • Saturated 26g 131%
  • Fiber 49g 198%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 27g
  • Monounsaturated 160g
  • Polyunsaturated 63g
  • Protein 102g 205%
  • Cholesterol 38mg 13%
  • Sodium 4,968mg 207%
  • Calcium 1,221mg 122%
  • Magnesium 1,273mg 318%
  • Potassium 3,351mg 96%
  • Iron 17mg 96%
  • Zinc 16mg 105%
  • Phosphorus 2,220mg 317%
  • Vitamin A 6µg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 34%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 5mg 322%
  • Niacin (B3) 19mg 94%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 39%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 250µg 62%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 5%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 109mg 543%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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