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Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar Popcorn -- This Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar Popcorn is the perfect football watching party snack. It's a little bit spicy, a little bit cheesy, and packed with flavor | wearenotmartha.com

Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar Popcorn

This Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar Popcorn is the perfect football watching party snack. It's a little bit spicy, a little bit cheesy, and packed with flavor!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Football Food, Game Day Food, Party Popcorn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 3 jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt, plus more for topping popcorn
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Canola oil
  • cup popcorn kernels
  • 4 slices crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine sliced jalapeño peppers, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat jalapeños.
  • Lay jalapeño pepper rounds on a foil-covered baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, until peppers are crispy. Let cool for a bit before putting peppers on a cutting board and chopping.
  • Put canola oil and popcorn kernels in a large pot over medium-high. When the first kernel pops, cover the pot and start vigorously shaking the pot back and forth, keeping it on heat. Once popping slows, take pot off the heat and remove cover.
  • Put popped popcorn in a large bowl. Add chopped jalapeños, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese and toss together. Taste and add additional salt as desired.
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