Courtesy of Paul Turano of Cook Newton
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 lb butter
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground juniper
- 1/2 tsp ground clove
- 1/8 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flake
- 7 qt popcorn
- 12 slices rendered bacon crumbled
In a 4 qt heavy pan boil brown sugar, butter, and salt to the soft ball stage (234-238 degrees). Remove from heat. Add baking soda, spices, bacon and stir well. Pour over popcorn. Bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
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