Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn

I have to have a snack while I watch movies.  If im at home or  even on those rare occasions when me and the hubs go out on a hot date to the movies. I have to have my popcorn! It doesn’t matter which way I have, I like it drenched in butter, gooey with caramel or simply sweet and salty.

One of my all time favorite popcorn flavors has got to be kettle corn!

When we go to the county fair or even Cabelas there is always those bags hanging and that sweet sweet aroma in the air.  Then it occurred to me why do I only have to have kettle corn only a few times a year.  I have tried the microwavable bags and they just aren’t the same as the fresh stuff.   So that is when it clicked, I  need to try to make my own at home so I can have it whenever I want.

Well folks this kettle corn is the Bomb!

It has all the great qualities as the stuff I spend $8.00 a bag to get.   It is sweet and it even has nice crunchy sugary shell.


First thing you need to do is grab your big pot pan and make sure you have lid.  Add the kernels and oil and set on medium heat .  Sliding pan back and forth occasionally.

(Now this is going to date me back 10 years, but this part reminds of Scream when Drew Barrymore is making popcorn when the phone rings…lol)


After you can see the oil bubbling up let add the sugar and again shake the pan a little bit more so the sugar doesn’t burn


Right when you hear the first pop, place the lid on top because you don’t want to loose an eye and those kernels are hot!  Shake pan a little bit more with lid on  until you hear the popping come to an end.

Place popcorn in a bowl and shake with salt.  Let cool for minutes then dive right on in!


Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
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  • ¼ cup oil
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. In a big pot pan add the kernels with the oil. Let cook on medium heat until you get a steady boil shaking pan occasionally. Add the sugar and shake pan a little bit more so sugar doesn't burn. When you start hearing the "pop" cover with lid and shake pan as the kernels are popping. When done popping move into a big bowl and shake salt on top. Let cool for a minute or two so the the crispy sugar shell has time to cool off
Don't double the recipe. Because you will have a lot of seeds that will go to waste. Also make sure you use the biggest pot you have.
Stays good for about 3 days in a Ziploc bag.


  1. My sister loves Kettle Corn. I’m sending this out on Facebook today so she can pick it up – and maybe some of my other followers will like it, too. Best wishes, Linda

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  2. LOVE kettle corn! Do you think this could be made in a popcorn popper such as the Stir Crazy?

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer
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  3. My family loves kettle corn but we’ve never made it. I wonder if it will work in the Whirly Pop? Thanks for sharing.
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  4. This looks amazing and so simple to make! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Kait
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  5. I love popcorn snacks and sweet and salty is one of my favorite combinations. I just stopped by from Bloggers Brags Pinterest party.

    Thanks for sharing,
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  6. love this project. I’m a new follower stopping by from The Tuesday talent Show at Chef in training link party.


  7. I love kettle corn! Can’t wait to try out your recipe!
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  8. I love kettle corn! I’d be in big trouble making this at home since I’d want to eat the whole batch! I would love it if you’d link this up to my blog hop–your posts would fit in with our theme really well!
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  9. I love kettle corn and have been wanting to make my own ~ now I can. Thanks for the recipe and instructional photos. Would you be willing to share this at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic day. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-17/

  10. I LOVE kettle popcorn…one of my favorite treats!
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  11. Yummm!! Kettle Corn is perfect for this time of year, thanks for the post! I love your photography, great work. I think I’ll give this a try this weekend
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  12. Sounds good! You did distract me with your butter drenched version…:)
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  13. I love, love, love Kettle Corn! You’ve made it look so easy to make at home…trying this for sure! :)
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  14. Thanks so much for linking up this recipe at Tasty Tuesdays last week. I chose to have it be one of my features for this week!! Hope to see you around Tasty Tuesdays over at West Street Story again soon!
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  15. I’m so glad you shared this kettle corn with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- I’m sharing on Facebook this afternoon at 2:00 CST! :)
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  16. This looks so amazing! I am on the fence whether to run downstairs and try it right now…lol Thanks for sharing!


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