Kettle Corn

A few years ago, I stumbled across a kettle corn recipe. I gave it a shot and it was tasty, easy and cheap. Can’t beat that combo. I love to give it to my co-workers for Christmas. The bag of popcorn kernels is less than $2 and makes more than enough for the amount of people I give it to, so it’s a lot of bang for your buck.

Kettle Corn, recipe found here
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.

I have a hard time figuring out when the oil is hot enough. To help me, I put in two kernels. When they pop, the oil is ready


Once hot, stir in the sugar and popcorn.  I use a spoon to help really coat the kernels


Cover, and shake the pot constantly to keep the sugar from burning.

Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds, remove the pot from the heat and continue to shake for a few minutes until the popping has stopped. Pour into a large bowl, and allow to cool, stirring occasionally to break up large clumps.

The popped kernels are coated in melted sugar. I like a dash of salt. Don’t eat RIGHT away—you could get burned—but I like it warm.
YUM I just ate half a batch by myself!


Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh how fun! might have to make this on friday movie night

Laura said...

This is it! Thank you! I've been racking my brain trying to think of what to give in our office exchange. I have everything to make this and Smallgood Co-worker loves kettle corn!

Brave Brooke said...

I do this all the time and I love it! Salty, sweet, and cheap. Can't beat that!

Tracy said...

Thanks for sharing, I didn't realize how easy this is to make :)

Maranda said...

YUM! I wanna come over the next time you make that :)

Unknown said...

I love kettle corn, yum!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! I've never seen a recipe for kettle corn before! I have some friends who LOVE it so I am going to have to try this!

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