Brown Butter Maple Bacon Popcorn | Grandbaby Cakes

Brown Butter Maple Bacon Popcorn

The flavors are perfectly sweet and salty resulting in an addictive movie night snack or Super Bowl treat!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, crowd pleasers, party food, popcorn
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 217 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes


  • 8 cups plain popped yellow kernel popcorn
  • 8 bacon slices
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt plus more for the top if desired


  1. Pop 8 cups of yellow kernel popcorn according to instructions and add to a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add bacon to a baking rack over a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Save bacon drippings. Once bacon is cool, break bacon into small pieces or cut into small pieces.
  3. In a medium sized pan, melt butter over medium heat. Allow butter to brown until tiny brown specks appear and a nutty aroma develops. Once butter has browned, turn heat to low and whisk in maple syrup, half of the bacon drippings, half of the bacon bits and salt.
  4. Pour butter syrup over popcorn and fold over to evenly coat. Add remaining bacon on top of the butter and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Maple Bacon Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 315mg 13%
Potassium 87mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.