brown sugar bacon cashews

Brown Sugar Bacon Cashews

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This easy three ingredient recipe for brown sugar bacon cashews is the perfect nibble with a cocktail!


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 cups cashews (salted or unsalted is fine)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Place bacon in a skillet and cook until crispy.  Scoop it out with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel, leaving the drippings in the skillet.
  2. Put the cashews and brown sugar in the skillet and stir until the sugar is melted.
  3. Pour the cashews onto a piece of parchment paper or nonstick foil and let them cool.   (After they are cooled you may want to pat them with a paper towel to absorb any excess bacon drippings.)
  4. When they are cooled, mix them with the bacon, pour them into a bowl and watch them disappear!


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