Homemade Kettle Corn

by Pamela

Homemade Kettle Corn

Movie night or missed the carnival? This homemade kettle corn will settle all your cravings. Yes, you can make kettle corn at home.

Yes, I love to go to local carnivals. No, not for the rides or the petting zoo…for the kettle corn. I love this stuff! I usually buy the big bag and sit down and munch away until most of the bag is gone. It’s just so good, I can’t stop eating it. It’s sweet…it’s salty…it’s just.so.good.

When I realized I could make it at home I was happy and horrified all at the same time. All I could think was that I’d constantly be in the kitchen making kettle corn and I’d eventually just turn into one giant popcorn kernel. Is that possible?

Homemade Kettle Corn

As it turns out, the answer to both possibilities was no and no. I wasn’t constantly making kettle corn and therefore did not turn into a kernel of popcorn. I have gone on tears where I’ve made it a couple of nights in a row, but nothing too crazy. I’m lucky, Craig can’t put the stuff down either, I’ve got a partner in dietary crime.

As easy as it looks to make at the carnival is pretty much how easy it is to make at home. 4  ingredients is all it takes and if you’ve got popcorn kernels in your house, you’re a quarter of the way there.

Time to break out the big pot and make yourself a batch of kettle corn. You know you’re craving it now.

Homemade Kettle Corn
 
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Movie night or missed the carnival? This homemade kettle corn will settle all your cravings. Yes, you can make kettle corn at home.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • ⅛ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon fine grained sea salt
Instructions
  1. Add the coconut oil to a large 5 quart pot along with 3 popcorn kernels. Cover and heat over medium heat.
  2. Once the 3 kernels pop, lift the lid and add the rest of the popcorn and evenly spread the sugar around the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan and let the popcorn start to pop.
  3. While the popcorn is popping, carefully shake the pot. This helps distribute the sugar and kernels evenly in the pan.
  4. Pull the pan off the heat when the popping begins to slow down. Don’t wait for the popping to stop or you’ll have burnt kettle corn.
  5. Quickly pour into a large bowl and sprinkle with the salt.

 

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1 comment

John/Kitchen Riffs August 16, 2017 at 9:05 am

Love popcorn! It’s addictive, isn’t it? Such a nice, easy recipe — thanks!

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