Thursday, February 11, 2010

Homemade Kettle Corn

I never thought that I could make this at home! I LOVE this stuff and always get a huge bag at the fair and its usually gone within days. This really does taste just like real stuff. I'm not exactly sure how healthy it is, but popcorn is a very healthy snack!

Kettle Corn
-adapted from Joy the Baker

1/2 cup popcorn
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt.

We own a Whirly Pop and if you LOVE popcorn this is a great investment! Mix together sugar and salt. Place oil in whirly pop, drop in pop corn, stir so that the oil coats the popcorn. This is key so that the sugar doesn't burn. sprinkle sugar/salt over kernals. stir stir stir until popcorn has popped. Such a tasty treat!

If you do not own a whirly pop, you can easily do this in a big kettle on your stove. Let oil heat up, sprinkle in popcorn, top with sugar and close the lid. wait for the first kernals to pop and then grab hold of the lid and shake, shake, shake. Place back on stove for a few mins and then continue to shake.(ok Joy might explain it better!)

Ours does have a slight burn mark on the bottom of the pan that is why you will need to use all the oil!(ive tried to use less and well it didn't work!)


  1. Kettle corn is awesome!!! DH filled in at a festival at the kettlecorn stand. No more plain popcorn at our house.
    You should try homemade caramal popcorn it is almost as easy.

  2. I LOVE kettle corn! I had no idea it was so easy to make. I'll have to invest in a whirly pop now.

  3. yum!! I'll be trying this! If you're making it on the stove, it really helps to pop 3-4 kernels first, add in the rest of the popcorn and pull the pot off the heat for 30 seconds. then put it back on the heat and the popcorn will pop more evenly and hopefully not burn! I haven't tried that method with kettle corn though. can't wait! :)