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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



  • 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


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.


  • 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.


You can also add parmesan for another variation


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
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