1. In a large bowl, combine popcorn, pecans, and bacon.
2. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, maple syrup, and
salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
3. Once butter
is melted, increase heat to high and boil without stirring for
12 to 15 minutes or until mixture reaches 280°F on a candy
thermometer and is golden dark brown but not burnt.
4. Quickly pour on popcorn mixture and stir with a greased
spatula or spoon.
5. Spread out mixture in a single layer on a
foil lined, greased baking sheet and let cool.