HELLO….. Bacon lovers this is a must snack for you. I think I could eat popcorn daily as is … now add fresh bacon and maple syrup and it’s a sure win! This is part of my National Maple Syrup Day shares so be sure to follow along this week for more great recipes made with maple syrup.
Maple Bacon Popcorn
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5 cups lightly salted air-popped popcorn
½ cup pure Canadian maple syrup
5 slices of bacon
1 tablespoon bacon fat (reserved from pan)
Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate; reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the skillet. Once cooled, crumble bacon into small pieces.
Using a large mixing spoon, lightly coat the inside of a bowl or casserole dish large enough to hold the popcorn with the reserved bacon fat. Combine the popcorn and bacon in the greased bowl. Set aside.
Place maple syrup, in a heavy-bottomed, non-reactive saucepot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and continue boiling until the mixture reaches 236 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Drizzle the hot maple syrup over the popcorn. Working quickly, stir with greased mixing spoon until all popcorn is coated with maple syrup.
Cool and store in airtight containers in the fridge or enjoy immediately!
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Created in celebration of National Maple Syrup Day by Snowday Food Truck, inspired by a recipe from Pure Canada Maple. Photo credit: Snowday/Pure Canada Maple