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?
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.