The Best Kettle Corn
Kettle corn is a delicious sweet-and-salty snack that's light and airy. So easy to make with just 3 ingredients on your stovetop in 5 minutes! It’s the perfect finger food for snacking as well as movie night and parties, and makes a great DIY gift idea for teachers, neighbors and friends!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels unpopped
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup white sugar 4 tbsp
- 1/2 tsp salt optional
Prepare your ingredients and set aside a medium-large size pot with a tight-fitting lid.
Place the pot over medium-high heat and add the oil along with 2-3 popcorn kernels.
As soon as the kernels pop, add the rest of the kernels, the sugar and optional salt.
Cover the pot and shake continuously until the kernels start popping again. Reduce heat to medium.
Let the popping continue over 2-3 minutes with a shake every 20-30 seconds. Remove from heat once there's only a pop every few seconds.
Empty the popcorn into the bowl to cool for a minute stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!
- You can use less sugar if desired with 1/4 cup working fine in this recipe.
Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Iron: 0.4mg