This is what happens when you buy bacon in bulk. Freshly popped corn is tossed with marcona almonds, crispy bacon, smoked sea salt and cayenne pepper, then drowned in a rich, deeply-hued caramel. Bacon Caramel Corn is both super tasty and super addicting with the most satisfying crunch. To be honest, I’m usually not the biggest fan of caramel corn. I often find that it is too cloyingly sweet. Luckily, this version of caramel corn isn’t too sweet. It’s quite savory actually with just a hint of sweetness.
Bacon Caramel Corn can be made up to two days in advance. Be sure to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you’ve never made caramel before, I’d recommend doing a practice run. This caramel is simply a mixture of sugar, water and corn syrup, so if you mess it up, throw out the batch and try again! Continue reading for the recipe.