Today is National Popcorn Day, celebrate with a bowl of Maple Bacon Popcorn!!
Smoky bacon, sweet maple, and a kick of black pepper make for an entirely addictive bowl of popcorn.
1 tsp. olive oil
1 pound thick-cut bacon
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
½ tsp. salt
6 cups basic popcorn
1. Preheat an oven to 350°. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add bacon strips and cook until crisp, turning occasionally. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.
2. Crumble bacon. Toss bacon, drippings, maple syrup, black pepper, and salt with popcorn. Spread popcorn mixture in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes, rotating trays halfway through, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.
Recipe & photo courtesy of: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Maple-Bacon-Popcorn