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Holy smokes, I have found an addition to Netflix and Chill.” It is starting to turn a little chilly in Kentucky these days and if you are like me, I just want to stay in the house and veg out on a good murder docuseries.

To do that, you need goodies. I prefer a bowl that can be easily accessed while lying prone on a couch.

I can think of no better snack on Earth than popcorn. So, I thought to myself, how can we make this delicious salty treat better? Add bacon, caramel, and, of course, bourbon.

Tada!!! It’s now 1000% better. You’re welcome.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 Cup Kentucky Bourbon
  • 8 oz. Crispy Bacon
  • 1 Bag Microwave Popcorn
  • 3 Cups White Sugar
  • 3 tbs.Unsalted Butter
  • 1.5 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbs. Vanilla Extract
  • 1.5 tsp. of Baking Soda
METHOD:
  1. Cook bacon on medium to low heat until crispy and chop into small pieces.
  2. Make the microwave popcorn as instructed on the bag and empty in a large bowl.
  3. Stir chopped bacon into popcorn. (Set Aside)
  4. Mix butter, sugar, bourbon, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar melts.
  5. Once the sugar has melted, stir occasionally until the mixture reaches a golden caramel color.
  6. Remove caramel from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Keep stirring until smooth.
  7. In the large bowl that contains the bacon popcorn pour the caramel mixture into the bowl and stir using a rubber spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Once the popcorn is completely covered, grab a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and pour the mixture out evenly.
  9. Let the popcorn cool for at least 30 minutes and then break the pieces up to enjoy.
This recipe receives 4/5 Barrels

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