Honey Butter and Candied Bacon Popcorn

Honey Butter and Candied Bacon Popcorn

Nothing beats sweet and salty when it comes to snacking, so kick back with a bowl of homemade honey kettle corn.

YIELDS

8 cups popcorn

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Domino® Honey Granules
  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Domino® Light Brown Sugar 1 tablespoon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted cocktail peanuts
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon maldon flaked sea salt

Chopped Candied Bacon Bits

  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • Domino® Honey Granules 1/3 cup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 200 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and hold aside

Heat oil in a pot large enough to hold the 8 cups of popcorn once popped or use a popcorn maker and, per manufacturer instructions, pop the corn. If using a conventional pot, heat oil with popcorn kernels over medium heat, shaking pot occasionally, until the first kernel pops. Cover pot, reduce heat to medium-low and, shaking pot occasionally, allow corn to pop until popping stops, for 2-3 minutes. Hold popcorn aside in a bowl large enough to toss with honey glaze, peanuts, and bacon.

In a small saucepot, heat water over medium heat until hot. Stir in honey granules until granules dissolve and mixture becomes a syrup.

Stir in butter and light brown sugar. Heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and gently boil 2 minutes then remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Mixture will foam briefly.

Quickly pour mixture over popcorn, add peanuts and bacon bits and toss until well-blended.

Turn mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes to set the glaze.

Optional: Sprinkle flaked sea salt over the popcorn while warm

Chopped Candied Bacon Bits

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment then place a grate on top of the parchment.

Place strips on the grate and bake for 20 minutes, bacon should still be soft

Brush bacon with honey syrup then sprinkle with pepper. Return bacon to oven to crisp for 5-7 minutes. When cool enough to handle, chop bacon and hold aside.

QUICK TIP

Spice it up by using a combination of black pepper and ground chipotle!