Bacon and bourbon elevate traditional caramel corn into a grownups-only gourmet treat.
Be careful when you pour the bourbon and other ingredients into the warm syrup mixture, as it may spatter.
For kid-friendly caramel corn, leave out the bourbon.
Package individual servings of caramel corn in cellophane bags for the tailgate party. For other celebrations, bags of caramel corn would also be a great party favor for guests, or as a gift from the kitchen.