This is something I made up one day when I had extra bacon fat and pecans in the kitchen. They keep for up to a week but didn't last the day in my house! Adjust salt and cayenne to taste. Serve on top of a chopped salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).

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  • Put pecans in a resealable bag and pound into small pieces.

  • Mix bacon drippings, palm sugar, sea salt, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Add pecans to the bowl and stir to coat using a spatula. Spread coated pecan pieces onto a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are toasted and fragrant, about 1 hour. Cool to room temperature and stir in an air-tight container.

Cook's Notes:

Store extra bacon fat in ice cube trays and freeze for bacon fat on hand.

I used bacon drippings from nitrate-free bacon.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 4.7g; fat 21.4g; sodium 110.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2016
Bacon pecans and cayenne pepper...what's not to love here! I'd leave them whole though the bits are just too crumb-like. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2016
Bacon pecans and cayenne pepper...what's not to love here! I'd leave them whole though the bits are just too crumb-like. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2016
I just made these and they are yummy! I left pecan halfs whole and sprinkled pinches of the coconut sugar when I removed them from oven only because I don't like a lot of sweetness to my food. Will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2017
This recipe has a really great combination of flavors. I think they blend well together. I like my half pecans so I ignored the direction to smash them up. I ended up taking them out at 45 minutes- my oven runs hot. After tasting them I added more sugar cayenne and salt. The flavor is great but wasn't as bold as I prefer after baking them. Still giving 5 stars because the seasoning combo was so great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
I have made this a couple of times now. It only takes a few minutes to mix up the ingredients. I leave the pecans hall instead of chopping them up. This is very tasty. Read More
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