Parmesan Bacon Rosemary Popcorn (Video Included)

This yummy recipe was filmed just for you! (volume needed) -- click the picture below and enjoy! [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id="107673997" width="640" height="480" anchor="http://www.picklesandpalmtrees.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Screen-Shot-2014-10-01-at-10.30.27-AM.jpg "]If you're a popcorn lover, you HAVE to make this! Remember eating Lucky Charms cereal as a kid when all you actually wanted were the marshmallows? The same thing happens with this popcorn, I caught myself fishing for the little bits of bacon. Everytime I reached in the bowl I hoped for a sliver of salty bacon.

As a kid, I grew up ridiculously healthy. No chips, candy, sweets, soda etc. But the one thing that wasn't banned in our house was popcorn! If there's a such thing, I'd say we overdosed on popcorn in my family. Well wait, there is a such thing as "Popcorn Lung" but we all made it out ok.  At least 4 nights of the week we were popping popcorn, it was our go to snack for years. Even during my college days I'd (sometimes) eat a bag of popcorn for dinner. I'm embarrassed to admit, I still do it now!

To keep from getting burned out on one of the best snacks ever, I've had to spice things up a bit. I add seasonings, herbs and surprises to my bowl of popcorn (bacon, little candy treats etc.)

This mix of ingredients wins every time though!

Ingredients: 

  • Popcorn Kernels
  • Oil
  • Melted Butter
  • Rosemary
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 - 5 slices of cooked bacon (depending on how much popcorn you are popping). Save the grease.
  • Salt

Directions: 

Step 1: Drizzle 1 - 3 tsps of oil in the pot.

Step 2: Pour kernels in the pot and cook at medium high temperature. With the lid on, constantly shake pot so that the kernels do not burn. Keep shaking while the kernels pop.

Step 3: When popcorn has finished popping, pour into a large bowl.

Step 4: Pour melted butter and bacon grease over popcorn and toss.

Step 5: Chop your rosemary and sprinkle on the popcorn.

Step 6: Grate your parmesan cheese into the bowl and toss.

Step 7: Chop your cooked bacon and add it to the popcorn bowl.

Step 8: Sprinkle salt and toss all of the ingredients together.

Step 9: EAT