1. Food
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Red Carpet Corn


Red Carpet Corn photo reprinted with permission from Flex Mussels

Red Carpet Corn

Photo and Recipe Reprinted with Permission of Flex Mussels
Looking for a stellar party treat for that upcoming awards ceremony or ultimate sporting event like the Super Bowl? I promise they won't be able to keep their hands off of this Red Carpet Corn. Executive Pastry Chef Zac Young of Flex Mussels created this special recipe.

Thanks to Flex Mussels, (a seafood restaurant with two locations in New York City) for sharing this recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 Cups Red Carpet Corn


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon rendered bacon fat
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 7 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 2 pounds of bacon, fat rendered and crisped in the oven


Scatter bacon, popcorn and unsalted peanuts on silpat-lined (or parchment paper-lined) sheet tray. In a large sauce pan cook sugars, corn syrup, and water to 280 F. Add the bacon fat and cook to 300 F. Stir in salt and baking soda. CAUTION: Very HOT!!!! Pour evenly over the popcorn, bacon and peanuts. Let the mixture cool and harden before breaking off into a serving bowl.

More Sweet and Salty Snacks and Treats
White Trash
Popcorn TReats
White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Peanut and Pretzel Bark
Salted Nuts
Sugared Nuts

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.