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Maple Bourbon Caramel Corn

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

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

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

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Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

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.

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