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Candied Bacon Pecans

Candied Bacon Pecans

Course Side, Snack, sweets
Cuisine American
Keyword pecans, snack, sweet snack
Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nicola Turner
Cost 4.50


  • oven
  • stove


  • 8 slices smoked bacon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 piri piri chilies
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Candied Bacon

  • Cut the bacon into very small chunks
  • Place a frying pan over a medium heat
  • Add the bacon and stir for 2 minutes while it begins to cook
  • Remove the seeds from the chilies and chop very finely then add to the bacon in the pan
  • Add the vinegar and sugar and stir to combine
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir consistently to avoid burning - the bacon should start caramelizing so you need to be careful not to burn
  • Remove from the heat when the syrup becomes thick


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F / 175C
  • Add the pecans to a bowl and add the candied bacon and the remaining ingredients
  • Stir to avoid the bacon sticking together and until the icing sugar has dissolved and coated all of the pecans
  • Place the mixture into a casserole dish and spread out so there is some space in between
  • Bake for 5 minutes then use a spatula to move them so they don't stick together or to the bottom of the dish
  • Repeat a further 2 times and you should have some crunch but sticky delights
  • Serve after cooling for 5 minutes