Bringing a little heat, delicious Jalapeño-Bacon popcorn

Photo: Popcorn Board


8 cups popped popcorn, hot

4 slices bacon, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Heat skillet over medium-low heat; cook bacon for 5 to 8 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain. Wipe pan with paper towel.
  2. Add butter, jalapeños and salt to pan; cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 inutes or until jalapeños are very tender.
  3. In large bowl, toss together hot popped popcorn, bacon, jalapeños, and Parmesan, if using.


  1. Substitute butter with olive oil or a small amount of the bacon fat
  2. Omit 1 jalapeño pepper for less spice.

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