Caramel-Bacon Popcorn

Try this mouthwatering caramel-bacon popcorn for your Oscar's party or next movie night!
Caramel-Bacon Popcorn

I can’t go to the movies without getting popcorn. I’m glad it’s dark in the theater because I eat popcorn by the handful and I’d probably look like a starving animal to anyone watching.

Homemade popcorn is so much tastier and having to eat it in front of others forces me to eat it like a civilized human.

  1. Chop the bacon into small chunks and brown it in a large heavy lidded pot.
  2. Once the bacon is cooked take it out of the pot, leave behind any bacon drippings. Add the popcorn kernels into the pot – if you don’t have a lot of bacon grease add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to the pot.
  3. Turn the heat up and within a couple of minutes you’ll hear the popcorn start to pop. Shake the pot a few times to rotate the popcorn so you don’t wind up with any burnt pieces or unpopped kernels.
  4. Once you hear the popcorn slow down and one kernel or less is popping every second, take the popcorn off the heat.
  5. To make the caramel, combine honey, sugar and brown sugar in a sauce pan and heat for about 4 minutes or until the sugars start to bubble.
  6. Take the foamy sugar off the heat and add in the baking soda. Whisk in the baking soda for a few seconds and then add in the bacon.
  7. As soon as the bacon is incorporated into the caramel pour it over the popcorn. Toss the popcorn making sure all of the kernels are coated evenly.
  8. Spread the popcorn out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and sprinkle it with salt.