Maple Bacon Popcorn Mix

Maple Bacon Popcorn Mix

Yield: 2 Quarts

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