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Black Pepper Maple Bacon Popcorn

Black Pepper Bacon and Maple Caramel Popcorn

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Breakfast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 246kcal
This Black Pepper Bacon and Maple Caramel Popcorn is a wonderful treat to have as your guests arrive!
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  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 tbsp oil or bacon grease...for extra flavor
  • 8 strips pepper thick-cut bacon or just good ole plain bacon
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup salted, roasted cashews whole
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp good maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • white truffle salt optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F
  • Pop the corn in the oil
  • Spread the popped corn on a large baking dish. Then sprinkle on the salt, and cayenne pepper
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • Once cool enough to handle, crumble the bacon into a bowl
  • Add the bacon and cashews over the popped popcorn
  • In a large skillet over low-medium heat, stir together the sugar, maple syrup and 1/2 cup of water...heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Increase heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until turns to a nice amber brown color (about 10 to 12 minutes).
  • Remove mixture from heat and add the heavy cream. Mix and blend well, quickly!
  • Pour mixture over popcorn.
  • Bake in oven for 45 minutes...stirring every 10 minutes, or so.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Serve...and be just awesome.


Calories: 246kcal