Maple bacon popcorn


Maple bacon popcorn
4 portions


  • 1 litre air-popped popcorn (you will need approx. 2 tbsp kernels)
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1 tbsp bacon fat (reserved from pan)
  • 120ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber for its rich taste)


  1. To make your popcorn, heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the popcorn kernels, cover the pot, and cook until popped, shaking pot occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate; reserve 1 tbsp of bacon fat from the skillet. Once cooled, crumble bacon into small pieces.
  3. Using a large mixing spoon, lightly coat the inside of a bowl or casserole dish large enough to hold the popcorn with the reserved bacon fat. Combine the popcorn and bacon in the greased bowl. Set aside.
  4. Place maple syrup, in a heavy-bottomed, non-reactive saucepot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and continue boiling until the mixture reaches 236 degrees on a thermometer.
  5. Drizzle the hot maple syrup over the popcorn. Working quickly, stir until all popcorn is coated with maple syrup.
  6. Cool and store in airtight containers in the fridge or enjoy immediately!

Decadent and delicious, this classic combination of maple and bacon gives popcorn the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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