Who doesn’t love popcorn? One of my all-time favorite snacks, we make popcorn all the time in my house. I love it because it totally curbs my craving for something salty and crunchy, and it isn’t packed with calories and fat. Another (not-so-low-calorie) hit in my house is bacon ... So, when I decided I wanted to try making a more gourmet and elaborate popcorn recipe, I knew that if I could combine popcorn + bacon (and give up on trying to have a really healthy snack), my family would go crazy for it.
I was right. This popcorn recipe is so delish I had to make it twice because Britt and I ate the first bowl (she claims we were quality control for my kids). If you are a fan of popcorn and bacon, then you must try making this recipe — Even though it’s not quite as healthy as naked popcorn, I promise it will become a new favorite go-to for those times you want to indulge!
BACON + CHIVE POPCORN
One bag of microwave popcorn (or you can stovetop cook your own bag)
½ lb of bacon, cooked with the grease separated into a glass dish
½ cup of fresh chopped chives
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Cook your bacon in a saucepan on the stove. Once it is cooked, separate out the grease into a glass dish.
Set aside two pieces of bacon, and crush up into little bits. The remaining bacon can be stored in the fridge (I used mine for BLT sandwiches).
Next, using the same pan you cooked bacon in, lightly sauté your chives until they are tender (this will only take a couple minutes).
Pop your bag of popcorn in the microwave according to instructions (or cook stovetop). Once popped, transfer the popcorn into a large bowl.
Next, drizzle the bacon grease over the bowl until your popcorn is lightly coated (you don’t want it to be too greasy). Drizzle slowly and mix well.
Sprinkle sea salt and pepper over your popcorn to taste and mix.
Finally, mix in your bacon bits and fresh chopped chives.
Serve and enjoy!
Let me know if you make this recipe! Tag #thesweetlife on social media, I would love to see how it turns out!
The Sweet Life By Brittany + Cynthia Daniel