Bacon makes everything taste better — even popcorn! This campfire bacon popcorn is the epitome of easy, but the kids will go absolutely crazy for it.

On your next camping trip, after frying up a big batch of bacon for breakfast, don’t dump the pan grease — pour it into a makeshift foil bowl instead, then set it aside until you’re ready for an afternoon snack. Pour in some kernels, and the fat will function in place of cooking oil to pop up an extra flavorful batch of popcorn. Crumble a few leftover bacon slices over the top for a little extra protein to balance out the carbs and fat.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 4

Serving Size: 2½ cups

  • Calories: 244
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Total Fat: 21g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g


  • 4 tablespoons popcorn kernels
  • 4 tablespoons leftover bacon grease (or substitute canola oil)
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Salt, to taste

How To Make It

  1. Tear off an 18- to 20-inch square of aluminum foil.
  2. Place popcorn kernels and bacon grease in the center of the foil.
  3. Fold up the sides, creating a pouch; seal edges. *Be sure to leave lots of empty space at the top for the popcorn to expand.
  4. Tie the pouch to a long stick with a piece of string.
  5. Use the stick to hold the pouch over the campfire (do not put it directly into the fire) and shake it until the popping slows to a stop.
  6. Remove from the heat and carefully open the pouch using oven mitts. Top with crumbled bacon and season with salt.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.