• — • — •The Super Bowl is starting in a matter of hours. Less than hours. Like 75 minutes. My
And honestly? They're delicious. Just follow the recipe and you'll be golden.
:::BEER BACON NUTS:::
Courtesy of Food Network Magazine
1/3 c beer (we used a nut brown)
6 slices of UNCOOKED bacon (i know, it sounds weird, just go with it)
1 tablespoon salt
1 pinch cayenne
1 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c corn nuts
1 c almonds
(We included pecans as well, but that's optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°. Slice the uncooked bacon. Boil the beer, the sliced uncooked bacon pieces, brown sugar, salt, and cayenne. Boil until the beer evaporates and it's a bit syrup-y, about 8 minutes. Mix in the nuts and spread on a baking sheet. You might want to consider lining the sheet with either foil or parchment. George did it straight on the baking pan and it's a hot mess. Save yourself the trouble and line the pan if you can. So anyway, pop the pan in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. We baked it until the bacon's texture was a little crispy. Afterwards, divvy the mixture up into little cute cupcake cups. It makes enough for about 20-22 cupcake cups, depending on how much you fill them.
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The mixture will harden a bit and they'll become cluster-y, so the cupcake cups are perfect. In my opinion, they could probably even use another slice (or two) of bacon. But since it's a pretty loose recipe, do whatever your heart desires!
And yes, if I would've been smart and planned this better, I would've used Super Bowl team colors instead of the "Oh, I never use these" collection. But hey... whatevs.