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Check Out The Perfect Awards Season Snack & How To Make It

Tue, January 17, 2012 5:21pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment
Flex Mussels NYC

No awards watching experience is complete without popcorn and NYC’s Flex Mussels has created the perfect ‘Red Carpet Corn’

Awards season is finally in full swing and has the perfect addition to your Sunday night watching experience! Flex Mussels’ Executive Pastry Chef Zac Young has turned popcorn into a glamorous affair and we have the simple steps so you can whip up your own Red Carpet Corn!

We tried it during the 69th Annual Golden Globes on Jan. 15 and with the Oscars on Feb. 26 — you must whip this up!

Red Carpet Corn


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

Scatter bacon, popcorn and peanuts on silpat-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.

— Chloe Melas