Maple-Bacon Popcorn

Maple-Bacon Popcorn
Maple-Bacon PopcornAnna Stockwell

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

Maple-Bacon Popcorn
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
  • 34 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 6 cups basic popcorn

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.