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These are addictive! Sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy, chewy. This recipe makes a good-sized bowl for a crowd — once baked, they keep for a few days at room temperature and actually improve after a day or two on the counter.

Molly Quirk is chef/owner of Sips ‘n Bites in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you haven’t had a thoughtfully handcrafted sandwich in a while, there’s no better place to get your fix. She’s generously donating a few of her tailgate food recipes to our cause: feeding you during football season.

These bacon candied apple spiced nuts are addictive! Sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy, chewy — it’s all there. This recipe makes a good-sized bowl for a crowd — once baked, they keep for a few days at room temperature and actually improve after a day or two on the counter.

The base recipe for the nuts is super-easy and you can use it without the add-ins listed here or come up with your own. Any dried fruit works: cranberries, blueberries, mangoes and pineapple are all delicious choices. We chose apples because they’re a classic combo with bacon and a great way to kick off fall and football season.