As with most things we eat, the only way to make a bowl of bar nuts taste even better is to add fat and sugar. And when the fat comes from Bacon, better goes right to best.
For a party-worthy mix, splurge on high-quality Bacon, and buy fresh raw nuts: These staples of the snack drawer go rancid faster than you think. Use just one type -- cashews are a favorite -- or any mix, such as hazelnuts and pistachios.
Find this recipe here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/recipes/maple-bacon-spiced-nuts/12514/