Quick & Easy Homemade Kettle Corn

There’s nothing quite like the sweet & salty crunch of old fashioned kettle corn. This homemade kettle corn recipe is quick & easy to whip up in minutes at home, and tastes just like the kind you fell in love with as a kid from your State or County Fair.

Homemade Kettle Corn shown in an old fashioned black metal skillet

Most people I know who love kettle corn, loves it from a bag.

Then, there’s the others who associate it with fond memories of fairs gone by.

Until a few weeks ago, I’d never heard of a homemade version of the tasty treat.

I don’t know  how the word’s never gotten out about how easy it is to make your own actual ‘kettle corn’ with only four ingredients. (It’s like the best kept secret. ever.)

That’s right…easy, at home, in a snap.

It literally is ‘in a snap’, so you’ll want to have your ingredients prepped as things do move rather quickly from start to finish. 

Serve these crispy, sweet & salty kernels warm from the pan (although they’re delicious at room temperature too).

Quick & Easy Homemade Kettle Corn

There's nothing quite like the sweet & salty crunch of old fashioned kettle corn. This recipe is quick & easy to whip up in minutes at home, and tastes just like the kind you fell in love with as a kid from your State or County Fair.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 249kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot, heat the oil on medium high heat until shimmering.
  • Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the oil and give it a quick stir. add the popcorn and cover with a lid. Slide the pot back and forth over the burner while you hear the kernels popping. This will take a few minutes and you are going to want to use hot pads so you don’t burn your hands.
  • Once you hear the kernels slowing down remove the pot from the heat and sprinkle in a little salt. toss well, taste and add more salt if needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Iron: 1mg

 

13 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Homemade Kettle Corn

  1. Welcome Welcome Welcome Meaghan!! Wow!! What a perfect party food, and the absolute perfect one to bring to Fiesta Friday!! I’m so happy you’re here, and it’s so nice to meet you!
    I’m in love with kettle corn…always have been! This recipe is a keeper, and I’ll be making this very soon, as you now have me craving it!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with all of us…I know that everyone else will love it just as much as I do! Have a lovely weekend… <3

  2. At first, I and to make sure that we had the same definition of “easy.” But this looks like a recipe I can manage too! Thanks for sharing, I love the simplicity. Have a wonderful weekend, and happy fiesta. 🙂

  3. So glad you joined the #partyontheporch this week! Welcome! I love Kettle Corn and I’ve pinned your recipe to my Food: Appetizers & Snacks board. Hope you’ll be a regular at the porch party! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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