Maple-Bacon Popcorn

  • Serves

    makes 6 servings


Smoky bacon, sweet maple, and a kick of black pepper make for an entirely addictive bowl of popcorn.


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. thick-cut bacon
  • 34 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 6 cups basic popcorn


Step 1

Preheat an oven to 350°. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add bacon strips and cook until crisp, turning occasionally. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.

Step 2

Crumble bacon. Toss bacon, drippings, maple syrup, black pepper, and salt with popcorn. Spread popcorn mixture in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes, rotating trays halfway through, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

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