BACON CARAMEL POPCORN

Bacon Caramel Popcorn

BACON CARAMEL POPCORN

Take your caramel corn game to the next level with this homemade Bacon Caramel Popcorn with peanuts and bacon. You’ll love the salty-sweet combination of this irresistible snack.

Bacon Caramel Popcorn

 My first thought was that it sounded too good to be true.  Sweet, salty, bacon, caramel?  All in one recipe? Could it be too much of a good thing?

I assure you it is not. It’s just the right amount of heavenly deliciousness, and perfect for your next movie night! Even better, a backyard movie night!

 

That’s actually one of my goals this summer, is to figure out a way to set up for movies on our porch or backyard.

 

Bacon Caramel Popcorn

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 package of bacon
  • 2 bags of microwave popcorn
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup peanuts (toasted, chopped)

 

 

Bacon Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Directions

 

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment, and set aside.

  2. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy, then drain off the fat and let it cool. Once cool, coarsely chop the bacon into half-inch pieces.

  3. Place the bacon, popcorn, salt, red pepper flakes and chopped peanuts into a large bowl and toss them together.

     
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup and stir them together over medium heat. Once the sugar and butter have melted, stop stirring.

     
  5. Continue to cook until the sugar is dissolved, which should only take 3 to 4 minutes.

     
  6. Remove the pan from the heat, and immediately add cream (mixture will bubble up, be careful.) Then add the baking soda, and stir vigorously. The sugar mixture will foam up, so be careful during this step.

     
  7. Pour the foamy sugar over the popcorn mixture in the bowl and quickly stir everything together, making sure the popcorn, nuts, and bacon are coated with caramel.

     
  8. Spread the popcorn out on the prepared baking sheet. Bake it for about 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to distribute the caramel.

     
  9. Once it is golden brown and crunchy, take the popcorn out of the oven and allow it to cool completely. Store bacon caramel popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

 

Bacon Caramel Popcorn

 

 

 

POPCORN RECIPES

 

 

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churro popcorn

 

 

Oreo Popcorn needs only 3 ingredients and just a few minutes to make. It’s guaranteed to make movie night a hit!

 

 

oreo popcorn

 

 


7 thoughts on “BACON CARAMEL POPCORN”

  1. Bacon caramel popcorn, oh my goodness!!!
    You have me drooling 🙂

    I’m visiting from Marilyn’s Treats.

    Would love it if you would share this link at my Friday with Friends link party.

    RR

    1. it’s so good! thanks for pointing that out! You add the cream right after you take it off the heat

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