Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt

Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt
Black Pig Meat Co.


  • 1/4 Pound  quality bacon, preferably black pig
  • 1/2 Cup  popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 Cup  maple sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  kosher salt
  •   Bacon salt, to taste

We always have bacon fat around. We often give it away as a parting gift if you come over to our house. What to do with it? Well, it's the moisturizer that keeps us looking so young... or pop your popcorn in it. This is an adult Cracker Jack with bacon instead of peanuts...

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Grind the bacon through the meat grinder attachment to your food processor. Place in a sauté pan and cook over medium-high heat; render until crispy. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat for cooking the popcorn.

In a pot with a lid, combine the bacon fat and popcorn over medium-high heat. When the first kernel pops, add the maple sugar and return the lid. Shake the pot while the kernels pop.

As soon as the popping has stopped, remove from the heat and place in a bowl. Toss with kosher and bacon salts. 


Calories per serving:

167 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 45g 69%
  • Carbs 51g 17%
  • Saturated 15g 75%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 51g
  • Protein 14g 29%
  • Cholesterol 75mg 25%
  • Sodium 3,914mg 163%
  • Calcium 8mg 1%
  • Magnesium 14mg 3%
  • Potassium 226mg 6%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 163mg 23%
  • Vitamin A 42IU 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 21%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 6%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 15%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 9%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 20g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 7g
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