De Laurentiis’ candied bacon popcorn is a sweet and salty treat that Dad might just devour in one sitting. The best part is this beginner-level recipe serves four, so you can, too.
“We took @giadadelaurentiis x @simply7snacks butter popcorn and took it to the next level for father’s day by adding bacon, peanuts, and a honey caramel,” Giadzy wrote on Instagram.
To make De Laurentiis’ candied bacon popcorn you’ll need to dice up about seven strips of thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, and you’ll need to run out and buy a bag of Simply7 by Giada De Laurentiis Butter Popcorn.
Once you’ve fried the bacon, it’s time to move on to make the sticky, sugary coating comprised of bacon fat, brown sugar, and honey. Combine the three ingredients in a saucepan, and heat until the mixture’s foamy and smells caramelized.
Toss everything together, bake for a few minutes, coat the popcorn again, let it sit, and after a few hours of cooling, it’s ready to serve.
Another idea, courtesy of De Laurentiis, is starting Dad off on a sweet note — with her brownie banana bread. This vegan-friendly dessert is half brownie, half banana bread — and “healthy enough to eat for breakfast.”
Of course, you can always pair the popcorn — or the brownie banana bread — with any one of these last-minute gifts on Amazon.
Get De Laurentiis’ candied bacon popcorn recipe at Giadzy.
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