Monday, April 1, 2013

Beer Bacon Brittle and a Delicious Giveaway

We met Sarah Marx Feldner, owner of Treat Bake Shop, over a year ago. It was before her delicious candied spiced pecans were featured in "Martha Stewart Living" magazine... or named among the "10 locally made products every cream city household should have on hand" by M Magazine.  In fact, when we met her, she was nonchalantly doing a tasting at our local food coop.

Even though we're the type of people who would ordinarily make our own spiced pecans, we had to admit that Sarah's recipe was pretty amazing.

Crispy, sugary, spicy... they're everything you'd want and more.

In fact, we kept finding ourselves picking up a jar here and there -- for that impromptu cheese plate at the holidays, to add to our next batch of brownies... Honestly, we bought at least a jar or two just for snacking.

As our esteem for her product grew, we got more and more excited about the prospect of show-casing it on the blog. But how?  We wanted to create something fun and tasty that really show-cased the great flavor of the pecans...

So, we started thinking about some of our favorite ingredients. What's more classic than the combination of beer and nuts?  And isn't it true that bacon makes everything better?

We made up a batch of this brittle, and it completely blew us away. It also won over the hearts of the readers over at Go Bold with Butter, our latest freelancing project.

This brittle brings together the flavors of game day staples like beer, spiced pecans, and bacon into a crunchy, salty-sweet snack that your guests will find as delicious as it is addictive.

Quite frankly, melted butter and sugar never tasted so good.


Of course, it's not really fair to talk about Sarah and her awesome pecans without offering you a chance to try them out for yourself.  So, get your commenting fingers ready.

Leave a comment telling us how you would use a jar of Treat Spiced Pecans. You have until NOON on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 when we'll randomly choose three (3) of you to receive a jar for your very own. Winners will be notified by email, so please leave your email addy with your comment if it's not included with your Blogger profile. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

Make bacon beer brittle... or simply eat them out of hand. Whatever you decide to do, it will be fabulous.

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Full Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Treat Bake Shop, who provided us with the product to us free of charge. However, all opinions expressed in this post are our own.

22 comments:

  1. Beer Bacon Brittle link is broke. :(

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    1. Thanks for the note. The link should be fixed now! Sorry about that.

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  2. what would I do with Sarah's pecans? Try really really hard to not eat them all at once!

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  3. It would be hard to resist the urge to eat Sarah's Treat Spiced Pecans straight out-of-the-jar! Because your recipe for Bacon Beer Brittle sounds so delicious, I think I'd make it (talk about power of suggestion!) Thanks for sharing the recipe and the opportunity to win.

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  4. I'd top some chocolate cupcakes with a whiskey buttercream with them!

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  5. I would put them on a goat cheese cranberry spinach salad that I have been creating for my lunch. That will add the savory piece the salad is missing :)

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  6. I think I Would just eat them straight out of the jar!

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  7. I agree with some of the others...I'd eat them straight from the jar!

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  8. I would eat one third from the jar, use one third for topping my breakfast yogurt, and the rest to decorate some brownies!
    Ttrockwood AT yahoo DOT com

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  9. I would probably eat them straight from the jar and on top of salads.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  10. I would eat them from the jar. Yum!

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  11. I'd probably try your recipe. Unless they didn't last that long ;-) (Can be reached at artofnaturalliving at live dot com)

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  12. I would eat them from the jar!!!

    Francofamily4@aol.com

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  13. Bacon wrapped fig stuffed with blue cheese & spiced pecans, drizzled with a touch of real aged balsamic vinegar (NOT a grocery store variety of balsamic) mark.boeder@gmail.com

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  14. maybe on top of a baked brie
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Eat them from the jar, try the brittle, put in a dressing for spinach salad, but I think they would be great in "my" muffin recipe!! Thanks, claricems2@gmail.com

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  16. I think they would be great in a salad or in some homemade ice cream!

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  18. I'd try not to eat them all before adding them to a salad :)

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  19. I'm thinking they'd do pretty well mixed in to the topping on a good old fashioned southern pecan pie. Also, that brittle. I'm going to need more than one jar, is what I'm saying.

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  20. Wow! This looks incredible! Just stumbled across your beautiful blog and can’t wait to explore more!

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