Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones

  • Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones

    What is with this extreme heat wave in the middle of September?  It was over 100 degrees in many parts of Southern California this weekend.  I was in Ojai to attend a wedding and the high on Sunday was 106.  It’s not fair.  Other parts of the United States have cooled down to the 70s.  Sweater weather needs to make its way to California pronto.

    Any baseball fans out there?  I’m a huge Dodger fan.  Have you seen the Dodger baseball hat cake I made for Alex last year or the picture of Charlie in his Dodger dog outfit?  The LA Dodgers and the SF Giants played a pivotal series this weekend.  As baseball season winds down, every game matters.  And it’s even more important when the #1 and #2 teams are playing for their division spot.  Even though the Dodgers the lost Friday’s game, they came back big on Saturday (17-0) and Sunday (4-2)!

    Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones

    One snack I like to eat while watching baseball?  Popcorn!  Cracker Jack, caramel corn, and now, these cute popcorn ice cream cones! It looks like ice cream, but it’s not!

    I was inspired to make these treats after trying out Kettle Brand’s new line of popcorn.

    Kettle Brand Maple Bacon Popcorn

    Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones Ingredients

    I used their maple bacon popcorn, but any popcorn will do.  I suggest a flavorful popcorn like kettle corn or caramel corn because their flavors won’t get lost in the marshmallow.

    Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones

    I filled the ice cream cones with pecans, caramel candies and chocolate chips because that’s what I happen to have on hand.  Get creative and use your favorite candies and gummies.  Or make these ice cream cones even more special by hiding secret messages or prizes inside.  I have a feeling I’ll be making more variations of this these popcorn balls during Halloween and the subsequent holidays.

    Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones


    Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones

    Yield: makes 10-12 popcorn balls

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 10 minutes

    Total Time: 15 minutes


    • 7 cups Kettle Brand Maple Bacon Popcorn
    • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
    • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
    • 3 cups mini marshmallows
    • 1/2 tsp maple extract (optional)
    • ice cream cones
    • chocolate chips, as needed
    • caramel candies, as needed
    • additional pecans, as needed


    1. Fill ice cream cones with chocolate chips, caramel candies, and pecans as desired.  Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine popcorn and chopped pecans.  Set aside.
    3. In a sauce pot, melt butter.  Add marshmallows.  Stir to combine with butter.  Cook over medium heat until marshmallows are melted.  Remove from heat.  Add optional maple extract.  Stir to combine.
    4. Immediately pour melted mixture over popcorn.  Gently fold until popcorn is coated with marshmallow.  Use an ice cream scoop to divide popcorn into balls.  Place popcorn ball over prepared ice cream cone.  Work quickly before marshmallow mixture cools.

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    Maple Bacon Popcorn Cones

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    Becky (The Cookie Rookie)

    This is SUCH an adorable idea! Love it!

      Maryanne Cabrera

      Thanks Becky! I can’t wait to do a Halloween version with candy corn! :)


    you are a GENIOUS!!!!!!

    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Oh these are adorable. What a great idea! Love it!

      Maryanne Cabrera

      Thanks Liz! I love how versatile it is. There are so many different treats you could hide in the ice cream cone!

    Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    Fantastic idea, Marryanne! I’m loving the combination.

    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

    I LOVE the hidden treats inside the cone – brilliant! Also – how did I not know about Sir Charlie’s instagram feed?!

      Maryanne Cabrera

      I can’t wait to do similar ones for the holidays! Sigh. I’ve been a little behind on Sir Charlie’s instagram. I need to update it pronto!

    [email protected] The Gastronomic Bong

    This is such a fun and creative idea. And they look so so adorable… love it!! :)

    Katie @ Butterlust

    these are too cute for words!! i’m tempted to make them and fill the cones with ice cream since it’s also still so dang hot here in tx!

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