Vegan Bacon Maple Popcorn

Who doesn’t need more gourmet popcorn in their life? This salty sweet vegan snack recipe may sound unusual but once you take a munch, you’ll find it to be irresistible.

Vegan Bacon Maple Popcorn

Makes 10 cups


  • 1-1/2 pounds vegan/vegetarian bacon, cooked until crisp, crumbled
  • 7 cups popped plain popcorn
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. Spread bacon, popcorn, and cashews onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugars, maple syrup, and water. Cook, stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches 280 degrees F.
  4. Stir coconut oil, baking soda, and salt into sugar mixture. Continue to cook, stirring, until temperature reaches 300 degrees F.
  5. Pour sugar mixture evenly over popcorn mixture, stirring lightly to coat. Set aside to cool until candy coating sets.
  6. Break popcorn into pieces and serve. If making ahead, let popcorn cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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