Caramel Bacon Popcorn

Caramel Bacon Popcorn
Serves 8
It’s hard to resist eating the whole batch of this sweet and savoury treat. You’ll understand why everything is better with bacon when you try this new movie night favourite.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
167 calories
41 g
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0 g
1 g
0 g
54 g
303 g
28 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
54g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167
Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 303mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 41g
14%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 28g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 10 cups (2.5 L) popped popcorn
  2. 8 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  3. 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  4. 1/4 cup (60 mL) light corn syrup
  5. 1/4 cup (60 mL) water
  6. 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  7. 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In large greased bowl, toss popcorn with bacon.
  2. Heat sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large heavy bottomed saucepan set over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar is melted.
  3. Increase heat to medium and bring to boil. Boil, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches hard crack stage (300°F to 310°F) occasionally brushing side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla. Pour mixture over popcorn and toss with heatproof spatula.
  5. Spread onto prepared baking sheets and let cool. Break up into pieces. Serve the same day or store up in airtight container for up to 5 days. (Or store in freezer for up to 2 weeks)
Notes
  1. Switch it up and try this recipe with Ontario side bacon.
  2. For an extra treat, try drizzling the popcorn with melted dark chocolate. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set.
  3. Per Serving: Calories 256, Fat 11 grams, Cholesterol 29 mg, Sodium 241 mg, Carbohydrates 32 grams, Fibre 1.5 grams, Sugar 26 grams, Protein 7.5 grams.
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calories
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