The only thing we can predict with 100% certainty about the Oscars ceremony on Sunday is that it will be boring. The Oscars have been boring every year, without fail, since that dusty, bygone era when moving pictures didn’t make noise and Anne Hathaway was still (almost) likable.
But people continue to throw Oscars-watching parties anyway, and those parties continue to involve popcorn (The Official Snack of The Movies™), and you know what DOESN’T have to be boring? The popcorn.
Read on for all the recipes you need to build a party popcorn bar worthy of the stars, a popcorn bar that will provide all the drama and glamour lacking in the awards broadcast itself. Let your popcorn BE the party.
- 10 cups popped popcorn (or one 3-oz. bag plain microwave popcorn, popped)
- 8-10 slices bacon
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Salt to taste