Monday, May 26, 2014

Bacon Nut Bars

What makes everything taste better?   Bacon!!!  It amused me to no end to turn out a bacon version of this nut bar.  Tasty and a dose of extra protein.

Bacon Nut Bars

1 1/2 cups sliced and toasted almonds
2 cups roasted peanuts
1/2 cup crumbled bacon pieces
1 tbls toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Semi sweet chocolate for garnish

With the bottom of a cup or a rolling pin crush the peanuts and almonds roughly. Mix nuts together with bacon and wheat germ. Set aside.

Line a 9x13 pan with waxed paper.

In a saucepan mix together honey, syrup, salt, and vanilla. Stir continuously over medium heat until temperature reaches 260. Remove from heat and pour over nut mixture. Mix together throughly. Pour into prepared pan. Spread mixture evenly across pan. Place another piece of waxed paper over pan and use a rolling pin, or bottom of glass to compress down. Remove top wax paper. Let cool for about 20 minutes before flipping bars out onto cutting board. Remove bottom waxed paper and cut into bars. Garnish with chocolate.  Any bars not consumed keep nicely in the freezer.

I really don't enjoy cooking bacon even though I love the flavor. Grease everywhere.....meh!  This bag of precooked bacon pieces is my go to solution for recipes.  No fuss.


  1. They look yummy! Though I still can't get used to the idea sweets with.. bacon :D

  2. Do your bars stay as bars and are they firm? The ones I've tried ...with the recipe you have here just seem too sticky and they are so limp I can't really cut, them.... can't pick them up by hand...they just droop... I've had to break off smaller bits ... and, am thinking I will just toss it all into a cookie dough to make some tasty cookies...

    1. There is definitely a sticky factor but they do stay as bars without a problem and I can cut them without issue. After my bars are all cooled I usually toss them in the freezer for future noshing so there's definitely no problem with firmness at that point. ;)