Back in the day when I worked at a gym, one of the members used to bring in this homemade hot pepper popcorn. I have no idea how he made it – I am assuming he popped it in pepper oil like I did here? – but he would package it up in those long plastic bags that you see at country fairs and what not. We would all fight over it. It was SO good. And this is coming from someone who is a total wimp and doesn’t go for many spicy foods.
I have wanted to make popcorn like that forever. These little kernels here are popped in jalapeño-infused oil AND Bacon grease, covered in a sprinkle of crunchy Bacon (after a little butter – duh) and then a chocolate drizzle. Spicy, smoky, sweet is the name of the game.
I fried up my favorite smokehouse Bacon and used some of the grease for the popcorn. I’ve drizzled both milk and dark chocolate on top now but I really love to eat it with a square or two (or six) of the Sweet Popcorn bar. The flavor is insaaaane.
Click here for this recipe: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/03/hot-pepper-bacon-popcorn-with-a-lindt-chocolate-drizzle/