Maple Bacon Popcorn

A sweetener that is better for you?  Yes, it exists! Maple syrup!  Don’t pour maple just on your pancakes. Maple from Canada – the largest maple-producing region in the world – scouted this year’s cookbooks, food blogs, social media channels and even bars to find 2015’s best maple recipes.  And this Maple Bacon Popcorn made the cut.

Maple Bacon Popcorn
Photo: Snowday/Pure Canada Maple
4.7 from 3 reviews
Maple Bacon Popcorn
Serves: 4-6
  • 5 cups lightly salted air-popped popcorn
  • ½ cup pure Canadian maple syrup
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat (reserved from pan)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Drizzle the hot maple syrup over the popcorn. Working quickly, stir with greased mixing spoon until all popcorn is coated with maple syrup.
  5. Cool and store in airtight containers in the fridge or enjoy immediately!
Created in celebration of National Maple Syrup Day by, inspired by a recipe from Pure Canada Maple.

I received an air popper popcorn machine for Christmas and it does a fabulous job popping all those kernels for a recipe like this.

6 thoughts on “Maple Bacon Popcorn

  1. Looks tasty and sound pretty delicious!
    Must try it, ’cause I really like sweet popcorn… and I want to know how it will taste with bacon *_*

  2. What a great idea! and surely many less calories than a dip with a lot of cheese and bacon! I love it and want to try it for gathering!

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