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Maple Bacon Popcorn Mix

Maple Bacon Popcorn Mix

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line jellyroll pan with foil. Place wire rack in pan.
  2. Arrange bacon in single layer on rack.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes until ends of bacon start to curl.
  4. Remove and reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings. Brush bacon with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup; bake for 15 minutes until browned.
  5. Cool then coarsely chop bacon.
  6. Combine popcorn, pecans and cranberries in large bowl.
  7. Combine butter, black pepper, maple extract, remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup and reserved bacon drippings. Cook over low heat until butter is melted.
  8. Drizzle over popcorn mixture and mix thoroughly.
  9. Spread popcorn mixture in jellyroll or roasting pan.
  10. Bake for 5 minutes.
  11. Toss in bacon pieces.
  12. Serve warm.

Yield: 2 quarts

Recipe and photo credit: The Popcorn Board.


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