Kettle Corn

Looking for a yummy sweet and salty treat? Look no further than this easy kettle corn recipe! Plus, I've got some great tips to help you make it without burning the sugar. So grab your ingredients and let's get popping!


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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Set a large bowl on the counter to pour your popped kettle corn into.
  2. To a large heavy-bottomed pot (with a lid) add oil and 3 kernels of popcorn. Cover and heat over medium-high heat (medium if your stove runs hot) until you hear all 3 kernels pop.
  3. Add the rest of your popcorn and shake the pan for a few seconds to coat the kernels. Pour sugar and salt directly over the popcorn. Cover and shake for 3 seconds, rest for 3 seconds, repeat, until popcorn begins to pop steadily.
  4. Once that starts, shake pan mostly continuously, pausing occasionally to listen for breaks in popping. Once there is about a 2 second break between pops, pull from heat. Transfer popcorn immediately to your bowl.
  5. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes (sugar will be VERY hot) before eating. Keep an eye out for unpopped kernels as you eat, and enjoy.

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