Easy Kettle Corn Recipe. Yummmm.

Kettle Corn is one of our favorite homemade snacks. Whenever I’m craving something salty and sweet, this is just the thing to satisfy my junk food yearning. My kids absolutely LOVE Kettle Corn… that is, whenever they’re able to pry it from my grip!

If you have an old fashioned stove-top popcorn popper, it’ll make the job a whole lot more fun. But any medium sized pot with a lid will do.

Here’s how we make it in our home…

Easy Kettle Corn Recipe


  •  1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ c. popcorn kernels
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


First, add the oil to the pot and allow to heat over medium to medium-low for a few minutes to warm it up.

Next, add the kernels and stir to coat with oil. Continue stirring as you add the sugar and the salt. If using a stovetop popper, keep the lid closed tightly and continue stirring. If using a regular pot, cover with a lid, and gently and continuously shake the pot to keep the kernels moving.

Keep stirring or shaking as the popcorn pops. When the popping slows, remove from heat quickly.

Being careful of the escaping steam, dump the kettle corn into a large bowl, and stir with a wooden spoon to break apart any clumps.

Allow to mostly cool before eating. Then sit back with a large bowl, and enjoy!

*For birthday parties I make a couple of batches of Kettle Corn, and store it in a gallon sized glass jar with a lid to keep it fresh.

Have you ever made Kettle Corn? What’s your favorite homemade popcorn recipe?

3 thoughts on “Easy Kettle Corn Recipe. Yummmm.”

  1. We grew popcorn this year. Someone else recently mentioned how he made kettle corn – which I didn’t really know what it was. So after seeing your post, I put on a pot without delay, except with honey instead of the sugar. I found a recipe for 1/8 cup oil, 1/8 cup honey and 1/2 cup popcorn. I let the honey melt then added the oil and popcorn into my pot. It turned out pretty good, though some kernels burned on the bottom from sticking. So everyone is eager to keep experimenting, maybe a little sweeter next time though. I also read molasses was traditionally used. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. MMMmmmmm, this sounds sooooo yummy. Too bad we just went on GAPS! I’m going to totally miss popcorn (for a while). One of my favorite ways of making popcorn is with olive oil, parmesan cheese and salt. Or butter, nutritional yeast (the cheesy tasting stuff) and salt. Uh, oh, my mouth is watering 🙂



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