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:

223 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 48g 73%
  • Carbs 96g 32%
  • Saturated 15g 75%
  • Fiber 8g 30%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 52g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 21g 42%
  • Cholesterol 75mg 25%
  • Sodium 4,226mg 176%
  • Calcium 11mg 1%
  • Magnesium 87mg 22%
  • Potassium 391mg 11%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 3mg 20%
  • Phosphorus 343mg 49%
  • Vitamin A 12µg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 33%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 7%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 28%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 23%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 9%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
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