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Sweet and Salty Bacon Popcorn

Sharman - Monday, February 20, 2017

Sweet and Salty Bacon Popcorn

Every time I head to my sister’s cottage I make a batch (or two) of sweet and salty popcorn using her old style stove top popcorn maker. Over this Family Day Weekend I decided to skip the oil and instead dipped into her collection of rendered bacon fat. The result gave the house the aroma of cooked bacon, while the popcorn was such a great addition to games night I made it two days in a row. If you don’t have a stovetop popcorn maker, all you need is heavy bottom pot with a lid and some muscles to keep shaking the pot.

Sweet & Salty Bacon Popcorn

What you’ll need…

1/2 cup of popcorn kernels
4 tablespoons of rendered bacon fat
1/3 cup of white sugar
salt – to taste


In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add bacon fat and allow to melt.

Once bacon fat is completely melted and warm, add the popcorn kernels and top with the sugar. Immediately cover pan with the lid and begin gently shaking the pot.

Once the popcorn begins to pop, reduce heat to medium and continue shaking.

When the popping slows to more than 3 seconds apart, remove the pop from the heat and pour into large bowl. You may need to use a wooden spoon to remove the sticky popcorn from the pan. Sprinkle with salt to taste.

Shake the bowl and serve immediately.