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:

180 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, 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 250g 384%
  • Carbs 103g 34%
  • Saturated 25g 125%
  • Fiber 57g 227%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 103g 207%
  • Cholesterol 38mg 13%
  • Sodium 2,714mg 113%
  • Calcium 1,225mg 123%
  • Magnesium 1,232mg 308%
  • Potassium 3,442mg 98%
  • Iron 17mg 95%
  • Zinc 15mg 99%
  • Phosphorus 2,266mg 324%
  • Vitamin A 31IU 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 73%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 5mg 306%
  • Niacin (B3) 19mg 94%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 39%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 200µg 50%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 5%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 117mg 583%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 153g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 60g
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