Popcorn with Spicy Bourbon & Maple Bacon

So there is good and then there is gooood. This easily falls into the latter category. When I was flying home(from who knows where) last year there was a recipe for a bacon and popcorn. It looks delish, but then the recipe seemed like way too many steps. Plus...it lacked the only thing that makes bacon even better: Bourbon. So the challenge to recreate it was born. and obviously, if you don't want bourbon, you could abstain from using it, just use a little more syrup/mustard.

6 cups cooked popcorn
6-8 slices bacon(thick sliced)
1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
1 1/2 tbsp bourbon(I used Makers Mark)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp chili powder

Combine the syrup, mustard and bourbon, brush on one side of the bacon. Mix together the brown sugar and chili powder and sprinkle over the bacon. Bake for about 20 min at 325. Take out, turn over and repeat process. Once bacon has cooled, using kitchen shears, cut into small pieces. 

In a large bowl(that has a lid) combine the popcorn and bacon and after the lid is on, shake for about a minute to fully combine. 

This is perfect for a party or small get together or even as a late night snack. I have no idea how long this would last. I would imagine with the lid on, probably two days...but you do what you think is best. Besides, it made it about thirty minutes when I served it;)

Don't forget to head over to my other blog where I whipped up a Mediterranean flat bread for a quick and easy lunch.

and I hope you are all having a fabulous week...I am loving life in New England for our vacation. Getting my niece fix in;)

Linking up with Tell Us Tuesday your whims wednesday Jessica, Ashley & Wonderful Foods Wednesday

7 comments on "Popcorn with Spicy Bourbon & Maple Bacon"
  1. ermahgerd, I need this. Can you just move in with me and cook bourbon things for me? I'll supply the booze.

  2. Oh you went there didn't you?! I am saving this recipe and I will only make it when we are under blankies at my house watching a movie :)

  3. Gurlllll!!! Bacon and burbon!!! Nuff said! Want, want, want!

  4. My husband LOVES bacon... this has his name written all over it!! Glad you linked up! :)

  5. Oh my gosh I think my husband would die of happiness if I made this for him. Ha!

  6. Anything with bacon makes me a happy woman. Ha!

  7. Holy cow that looks awesome! Pinning it now. :) ~ Pary Moppins


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