Kettle Corn

I have been making homemade popcorn for my kids lately and decided to give kettle corn a try. Although my kids would have probably prefered this popcorn heavily coated in sugar, I did this kettle corn with a light coating of sugar to keep it a little bit healthier. Thankfully, my kids thought it was awesome. My son said, “I don’t like it, I LOVE it.” While my daughter said, “This is the best popcorn I’ve ever had!”  This kettle corn took minutes to make and made my kids very happy. If you want a heavier coating of sugar on your popcorn then double the sugar in this recipe. I will never buy bagged kettle corn again!

Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Once the oil is HOT add the corn kernels, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Stir to coat the corn kernels evenly. Place the lid on the saucepan and shake the pan every 10-15 seconds until the corn starts to pop. Once the kernels start popping, shake the pan continuously and vigorously. Listen closely to the popcorn, when you hear the popping begin to slow, 1 to 2 seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat. DO NOT wait for every kernel to pop or you’ll burn the popcorn. Take the saucepan off the heat and pour directly onto the baking sheet. Spread it out so it will cool – it will be a bit sticky. Let the p0pcorn cool for a minute or two then pour into a serving bowl. Eat & enjoy.

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Kettle Corn

Yield: 5 cups of popcorn

Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup corn kernels
2 tbsp white sugar (double the sugar for an extra sweet batch)
Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Once the oil is HOT add the corn kernels, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Stir to coat the corn kernels evenly. Place the lid on the saucepan and shake the pan every 10-15 seconds until the corn starts to pop. Once the kernels start popping, shake the pan continuously and vigorously. Listen closely to the popcorn, when you hear the popping begin to slow, 1 to 2 seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat. DO NOT wait for every kernel to pop or you'll burn the popcorn. Take the saucepan off the heat and pour directly onto the baking sheet. Spread it out so it will cool - it will be a bit sticky. Let the p0pcorn cool for a minute or two then pour into a serving bowl. Eat & enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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11 Responses to “Kettle Corn”

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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — May 27, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    I seriously love homemade kettle corn. It was a little dangerous the day I learned to make it myself. Now kettle corn is just a few minutes away at all times, hahah!

    What a great idea to use coconut oil! Does it give the popcorn any coconut flavor? I usually use vegetable oil. Can’t wait to try that next time.

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    • Pam replied: — May 27th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      The coconut oil gives it a subtle coconut flavor and my family loved it!

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    Daniela — May 27, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    Home made kettle corn is the best!
    Now I just need a good movie to enjoy with:)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — May 27, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    I am craving one giant bowl of kettle corn now! Perfect!

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    Marjie — May 27, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    My sons used to make kettle corn when they worked at the Christmas tree farm. Everyone loves it. Hooray for you deciphering the “secret” formula!

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    Jovina Coughlin — May 27, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    There is nothing so satisfying as a big bowl of popcorn.

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — May 27, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    I love kettle corn, I will have to try this.

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods — May 28, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

    It may be dangerous for me to have this recipe. I love popcorn and I love kettle corn even more. I could eat one gigantic bowl of this now :D It looks perfect! Pinning

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    Joanne — May 31, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    I adore kettle corn in all of it’s slightly sweet glory!

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    Kim in MD — June 4, 2014 @ 4:29 pm

    This sounds delicious. I’m loving the coconut oil. Your little ones are so lucky, Pam!

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    pam (Sidewalk Shoes) — June 16, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    Popcorn is really one of my most favorite foods. So, I have pinned this and will definitely make it!

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