Maple Bacon Popcorn!

You have to check out this amazing popcorn recipe.  I recently picked up some local Vermont popcorn from Harlow's Farmstand at the Boston Public Market which is one of our great retail accounts.  Guess what I plan to make as a treat over the holidays?

Holiday Recipe: Maple Bacon Popcorn

Celebrate the holidays and National Maple Syrup Day with Maple Bacon Popcorn
Thursday December 17th, is National Maple Syrup Day.  However you look at it, maple syrup, popcorn and bacon are all part of our holiday traditions. Here's a yummy Maple Syrup Day recipe that uses all three:

Maple Bacon Popcorn

1/2 cup Yellow Popping Popcorn

2 tbsp Coconut Oil

Old Time Stove Top Popper or Pan with Lid

4 Slices Uncured, Natural Bacon 

1/2 tsp Smokehouse Rub

Coconut oil (center) is the secret to old time Movie Theatre Popcorn. 

Maple Sauce

1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Maple Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Vanilla

Set oven to 200 degrees. Rub bacon slices with Smokehouse Rub and pan fry on low. Once cooked, dice bacon into small bits. Add coconut oil to popping corn kettle and pop. Spread freshly popped corn on a Silicone Mat spread over a baking sheet.

Maple Sauce being poured over freshly popped popcorn and bacon bits
Maple Sauce: Combine and bring to a boil butter, sugars and maple syrup. Cook maple sauce for five minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp. baking powder. Immediately pour over popcorn and bacon bits laid out on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees.

After 30 minutes at 200 degrees, give the popcorn a stir.

This Maple Bacon Popcorn is deliciously crunchy with the Maple Syrup giving it a depth of flavor without being gooey or sticky. The smokey bacon infuses throughout the popcorn and is a tasty surprise among the puffs. You will want to make this recipe again and again as it is absolutely scrumptious.

Maple Bacon Popcorn

Dori Ross