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Spicy Maple Bacon Nut Mix

  • Author: The 4 Blades
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: approx. 2 cups


Sweet and salty with a little bit of heat, this trail mix is the perfect starter to have sitting on the table when your guests arrive to your American BBQ. It also makes for a great foodie gift, especially with the guys!

This recipe was featured in Episode 81 of The 4 Blades podcast: Father’s Day Food Gifts.

Recipe Tester Feedback: “Just love this salty-spicy and sweet mix, it would make an awesome gift!” – Heather

No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
Contains: Nuts


  • maple syrup – 130g
  • rum – 50g, spiced
  • cayenne pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • cinnamon – 1/2 tsp, ground
  • salt flakes – 2 tsp, use less for fine salt
  • bacon – 100g, diced (best to use the tail of the bacon rather than the eye)
  • nuts and seeds of choice – 350g, can include dried fruits too


  1. Add maple syrup (130g), rum (50g), cayenne (1/2 tsp), cinnamon (1/2 tsp) and salt flakes (2 tsp) to the bowl. Program 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1-2.
  2. Whilst the syrup is cooking, cook bacon (100g) in a frying pan on the stove until crispy.
  3. Add the bacon along with the bacon fat to the bowl. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. While waiting for the syrup to cool, preheat the oven to 150C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Add nut / seed / fruit mix (350g) to the bowl. Combine Reverse+Speed 2 / 10 seconds.
  6. Spread the mix out onto prepared baking tray as one single layer. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the mix to cool for 5 minutes before breaking up the mix a bit and returning to the oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Store in a sealed airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or transfer to a dish for serving.


Store in an airtight container

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

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