Maple Bacon Popcorn

Maple Bacon Popcorn
Maple Bacon Popcorn
Pure Canada Maple/Snowday Food Truck
Maple Bacon Popcorn

Consider yourself warned — this sweet and salty popcorn is addicting. It’s coated with a sweet maple syrup glaze and topped with crispy crumbles of bacon. Created in celebration of National Maple Syrup Day by Snowday Food Truck and inspired by a recipe from Pure Canada Maple, this is one snack you’ll want to eat every day of the year.

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6
Servings
856
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Pure Canada Maple

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups lightly salted air-popped popcorn
  • ½ Cup pure Canadian maple syrup
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon bacon fat (reserved from pan)

Directions

Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Then, move the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the skillet. Once the bacon has cooled, crumble it 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 and set aside.

Pour the maple syrup into a heavy-bottomed, non-reactive saucepot over medium-high heat. Bring the syrup to a boil and then reduce heat to medium low and continue boiling until it reaches 236 degrees on a candy thermometer.

Drizzle the hot maple syrup over the popcorn. Working quickly, stir with a greased mixing spoon until all the popcorn is coated with maple syrup.

Cool and store in airtight containers in the fridge. Or, enjoy immediately!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
70%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
95g
73%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
17g
68%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
180mg
56%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
417mg
60%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
1477mg
98%
Water
5g
0%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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