Its football season! We set out to find the best use of popcorn ever for your next tailgate or Sunday shindig with the friends. That's when we discovered Jen and Leo's Bacon Popcorn over at Justeatlife! (Here's the blog post)
The combination of sweet, salty, spicy, chewy, and crunchy won us over immediately. We highly encourage you to give this a try:
1 4 oz Franklin's Popcorn kernels (just the corn, about 1/2 a cup)
4 strips of bacon
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sriracha
salt to taste
Cut bacon into smaller bits, place in a cold pot (big enough to pop the corn later), bring up the heat to medium and render the fat until crispy.
Remove bacon and let drain on a paper towel.
Drop a few kernels into the bacon fat and cover pot with a lid. When they begin to pop, add the rest of the kernels and immediately cover.
Constantly shake around the kernels until the popping sounds begin to lessen.
Transfer into a large bowl and season with some of the remaining bacon fat and salt to taste.
In a separate bowl, combine honey and sriracha. Drop in the bacon bits and coat until completely covered.