Maple-Bacon Popcorn

by0| PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2010 10:00 AM
Maple-Bacon Popcorn
Smoky bacon, sweet maple, and a kick of black pepper make for an entirely addictive bowl of popcorn. Get the recipe for Maple-Bacon Popcorn ». Anna Stockwell
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Smoky bacon, sweet maple, and a kick of black pepper make for an entirely addictive bowl of popcorn.

Yield: makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. thick-cut bacon
  • <sup>3</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> tsp. salt
  • 6 cups <a href="/article/recipes/basic-popcorn/">basic popcorn</a>

Instructions

  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.
  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.