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Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

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Popcorn + bacon = a match made in heaven
Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

Photo courtesy: Kentucky Derby

If you thought caramel corn couldn’t get any better, you’ve obviously never considered adding bacon. Mixed together with a bourbon caramel sauce, this popcorn mix is a little salty, a little sweet, and everything you want in life.

This recipe is courtesy of Chef David Danielson, Executive Chef of the Kentucky Derby.

5
Servings
1223
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 quarts plain popped corn (freshly air-popped recommended)
  • 1 Pound thick cut bacon, chopped, fried to just about crispy and well drained
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Ounces bourbon, preferably Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Directions

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.

In a pot over medium heat, melt 1 cup of butter.

Mix in brown sugar, corn syrup, and sea salt and then stir until boiling at the edges.

Lower the heat slightly and let boil until the caramel is 250 degrees F.

Remove from heat and add the baking soda and bourbon.

Once fully incorporated, stir in the bacon.

Divide the popcorn into two very lightly greased roasting pans and coat with the caramel.

Mix well and then put the popcorn into the preheated oven for 45–60 minutes, mixing every 10–15 minutes so the kernels of popped corn are coated in bourbon bacon coating.

Once done, pour onto either parchment paper or wax paper to cool and break into pieces.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
82g
100%
Sugar
84g
N/A
Saturated Fat
37g
100%
Cholesterol
157mg
52%
Protein
15g
30%
Carbs
103g
34%
Vitamin A
323µg
36%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.7%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
71mg
7%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
7µg
2%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
28g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
224mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
340mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.9%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Sugars, added
82g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
14%