Buttery Maple Bacon Popcorn Bites

Makes 3 dozen

Real, crunchy bacon blended with sweet maple syrup makes a popcorn treat that tastes like your favorite Sunday breakfast.

Ingredients

10 cupspopped JOLLY TIME® Blast O Butter® Microwave Pop Corn
1/2 cupfinely chopped crisp bacon
3/4 cuppacked brown sugar
1/2 cupmaple-flavored syrup
1/3 cupwater
1 tbspbutter
1/4 cupsmokehouse maple or hickory-smoked salt

Directions

Place popcorn and bacon in large bowl. Mix sugar, syrup, and water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes or until very thick. Stir in butter. Pour hot sugar mixture over popcorn, tossing quickly to evenly coat. Wet hands with water (or lightly spray with cooking spray); form popcorn mixture into   1-1/2 inch balls. Sprinkle with flavored salt. Store bites in an airtight container, in layers separated with sheets of waxed paper.