Papa-Corn: Candied Bacon Popcorn with Chocolate Chips. The perfect Father's Day Snack for the bacon-loving papa in your life.
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Papa-Corn {Candied Bacon and Mini Chocolate Chip Popcorn}


Candied Bacon Popcorn

My hubs likes LOVES popcorn and bacon!! Poor guy married me, I like bacon but I’m always scaling down our pork intake.  This Father’s Day I decided to let the man eat bacon… LOTS of it! Trust that we’re good for awhile, I’m sure! We spoiled him Papa-Corn 🙂 

My family & I are big foodies, we watch our fair share of foodie-type shows. We always see candied bacon, but we never tried it, or attempted to make it on our own.  However, this weekend the kids and I decided we would give it a try. We candied some bacon in preparation for our Father’s Day festivities. 

Bacon-Loving Man
Months ago I picked up a sign I saw at Home Goods that read:

I had to get it for my husband, I knew it would be perfect for Father’s Day.  I was somehow able to keep the sign hidden with all the minions knowing about it. Nobody said one peep. Since, I didn’t want the sign to seem random, I decided to just bacon-up my husband’s Father’s Day.
I made him what he called: The Best Popcorn EVER! The kids and I called it Papa-Corn, because they call him Papa. 🙂

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1LB Bacon
  • About a cup or so of Brown Sugar
  • Mini Chocolate Chips {I used Enjoy Life, dairy, nut, and soy-free chocolate chips}
  • Kosher Salt {as much or as little as you like}
  • 1 Cup of Popcorn Kernels
  • Oil for popping about 3-4 TBS {I use sunflower oil}
  • Large Pot with lid to pop your corn
  • Oven-safe wire rack
  • Cookie sheet
  • Foil
  • Casserole dish to sugar-up the bacon
  • Large Bowl or casserole dish to mix everything in.

How to Make the Candied Bacon

In a large casserole dish add your brown sugar (you can use as much or as little as you like). One by one coat your bacon making sure to pat brown sugar down on each slice. Once your bacon is all sugared-up place on oven-safe wire rack.  The wire rack should be placed inside a cookie sheet (I lined my cookie sheet with foil). Cook bacon for about 25-30 minutes at 375*

 This is how the bacon should look before you stick it in the oven.

And here is the After

Papa-Corn {Candied Bacon Popcorn with Mini Chocolate Chips}

I popped 1cup of popcorn in sunflower oil, with a sprinkle or two of salt, in a large pot.
Once the popcorn was popped I placed it in a casserole dish (this is just so I could evenly spread the mixture).
I chopped up the bacon and mixed it in with the popcorn and added the mini chocolate chips.
Finally I sprinkled the mixture with a little kosher salt, which helps with that sweet savory combo that is so yummy!
And that’s it. Bag it up and enjoy!
Papa-Corn: Candied Bacon Popcorn with Chocolate Chips. The perfect Father's Day Snack for the bacon-loving papa in your life.
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