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Chocolate Caramel Bacon Popcorn

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Bacon, chocolate, and popcorn. Everything that is good and delicious in one sweet-savory mix. MORE + LESS -

Girl Versus Dough
May 3, 2017

Ingredients

4
slices uncooked bacon, chopped
10
cups popped plain popcorn
1
cup Multi Grain Cheerios® Dark Chocolate crunch cereal
1/2
cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
3/4
cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/2
cups packed light brown sugar
1/4
cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 250ºF. In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, cook bacon pieces until dark brown and crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine popcorn, cereal, peanuts and drained bacon pieces; toss lightly to combine.
  • 3
    In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly, then boil another 3 minutes without stirring. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  • 4
    Immediately pour mixture over popcorn; toss lightly to combine. Spread mixture in two shallow baking pans.
  • 5
    Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Transfer popcorn to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to cool.
 

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More About This Recipe
  • This has to be the best caramel popcorn ever – with chocolate and (ready?) ... bacon! I have found the perfect way for you to celebrate National Caramel Popcorn Day – and every day, ever. It’s called Chocolate Caramel Bacon Popcorn, and it just might be the best thing I’ve ever made. For real. Here’s the thing: Bacon makes everything better. And most of us love caramel popcorn. And then, hello, chocolate. Combining them all into one delicious treat just makes sense. To review: Chocolate. Caramel. Bacon. Popcorn. Easy. Irresistible. OMGYUM. I think that about covers it.

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