Maple Bourbon Caramel Corn

Maple Bourbon Caramel Corn

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen makes a batch of boozy caramel corn.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

02

Minutes

Makes

10 to 12

servings

10
to 12 cups popped popcorn
4
to 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1
cup pecan halves, toasted, chopped
1/2
cup dried apples, chopped
1
cup butter
2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup real maple syrup
1/2
cup bourbon
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
  1. Heat oven to 250°F. Line 2 (15x10x1-inch) pans with cooking parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, mix popcorn, bacon, pecans and apples. Set aside.
  3. In 3-quart heavy saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar and syrup to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Pour over popcorn mixture; toss to coat evenly. Spread in pans.
  4. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool at least 1 hour before serving. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 10 to 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Be careful when you pour the bourbon and other ingredients into the warm syrup mixture, as it may spatter.
For kid-friendly caramel corn, leave out the bourbon.
Package individual servings of caramel corn in cellophane bags for the tailgate party. For other celebrations, bags of caramel corn would also be a great party favor for guests, or as a gift from the kitchen.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.