Stovetop Maple Bacon Popcorn

Stovetop Maple Bacon Popcorn


Tired of microwave popcorn? Looking to add a little something special to your movie night? We have the answer for you here!

Normally when we make popcorn we use our air popper. It always comes out great but it’s a little loud to use once the kiddos are in bed so we end up bringing it into the garage (#smallhouseproblems). So we started making it on the stove in a pot but wanted to kick it up a notch.

This is the perfect combination of both sweet and salty. We never seem to finish an entire pack of bacon in our house so this is a perfect way to not be wasteful.

Stovetop Maple Bacon Popcorn


  • 6 slices Uncooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Carefully cut the bacon into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat a large skillet and add the pieces of bacon in to cook. You may have to do this in two batches.
  • When the bacon has finished cooking, place it on a paper towel lined plate to remove any extra grease.
  • Save 2 tbsp of the bacon fat/oil and place it in a large pot on medium high heat.
  • Put 2 corn kernels in the pot and cover.
  • While those are heating up, place the bacon in a bowl with the maple syrup. Gently toss or stir to make sure all of the pieces are covered.
  • When the two pieces pop, the oil is ready. Remove from heat and add the remaining kernels.
  • Return pot to the stove at medium heat and gently move the pot over it while partly covered. The popcorn will begin to pop.
  • When all the kernels have popped, place the popcorn in a large bowl and add in the maple bacon. Enjoy!