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.
Recipe courtesy of Pure Canada Maple
- 5 Cups lightly salted air-popped popcorn
- ½ Cup pure Canadian maple syrup
- 5 slices of bacon
- 1 Tablespoon bacon fat (reserved from pan)
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!