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Honey Nut Popcorn with Bacon

Honey nut popcorn with bacon is the perfect snack. It’s smokey, crunchy, slightly sweet and salty, and totally addictive! It takes snacking to a whole new level!

Red stripped popcorn boxes sitting on a red checked napkin. One box is upright and the other on its side with Honey nut popcorn with bacon spilling out.

As much as John and I love cooking together, we usually go out on the weekends. On one of our recent trips downtown, we stopped at a place that has very eclectic food.

While we waited for our food, we had some of the most amazing popcorn we’ve ever eaten. They didn’t share their recipe, but I got out my phone and started typing everything that I could see and taste.

To tell you the truth, I can’t even remember what it tastes like now, but I’m sure happy with my Honey Nut Popcorn with Bacon.

A close-up view of a red and white popcorn box laying on its side with Honey nut popcorn with bacon spilling out onto a red checked napkin.

I’m pretty sure that it was all savory and didn’t have the honey nuts in it. If it didn’t, they should add them. They’re so good with all of the savory flavors going on here.

I got the idea for making the honey nuts when I saw these amazing Maple Sesame Almonds on my friend Demeter’s blog The Beaming Baker. Demeter develops recipes that are gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan and she makes it look so easy to maintain that lifestyle. I used her method for the honey nuts.

Close up of Honey Nut Popcorn with bacon on a red checked napkin.

This popcorn would be perfect for a football party. You better make a ton of this bacon popcorn recipe because it has a way of disappearing quickly.

Popcorn box tipped over spilling Honey Nut Popcorn with bacon onto a red checked paper napkin. An upright box sits in the background,

I love popcorn recipes and am a total snacker. Here are a couple other great snacks that are totally addictive!

Popcorn box tipped over spilling Honey Nut Popcorn with bacon onto a red checked paper napkin. An upright box sits in the background,
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Honey Nut Popcorn with Bacon

The perfect Honey Nut Popcorn with Bacon is slightly sweet, salty, nutty and smokey.  Make plenty because it will quickly disappear.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 20
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Popcorn

  • 20 cups popped popcorn
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 tsp fennel seed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp celery seed

Honey Nut Peanuts

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

Honey Nut Peanuts

  • Cover a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • In a large skillet add coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, and salt. Cook on low until smooth. Add peanuts and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Watch carefully so they don’t burn.
  • Pour peanuts onto a covered baking sheet. Allow the peanuts to cool completely. Separate any large clumps as they cool.

Popcorn

  • In a small saucepan combine butter, fennel seed, coriander, paprika, and celery seed. Simmer and stir until butter is melted and spices blend together.
  • Add popcorn to a large bowl. Pour melted butter-spice combination over popcorn stirring as you pour. Add peanuts and bacon. Taste for salt. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can also add parmesan for another variation

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Sally

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

We know exactly the popcorn that you're talking about. That's one of our favorite restaurants so had to try this recipe. I agree it's better that the original we ate. Thank you for doing this!

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pattisj

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

I'll bet the smell of this is so tempting!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

I have to admit Patti that I just had a few taste tests on this stuff and then walked away. It is very addicting.

Antonia

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Wow, bacon with popcorn! I can imagine it doesn't last long. I love this idea!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 22nd of September 2016

Thank you Antonia! It is pretty addicting!