Homemade Kettle Corn

Homemade kettle corn

Today, I met a friend for brunch at one of my favorite restaurants in the area, Copperwood Tavern. So, when dinnertime rolled around, I was one episode in on the first season on Vampire Diaries (hee hee) on Netflix, and I was kinda hungry, but not hungry enough to make dinner. 

Enter, this delicious popcorn recipe!

Making kettle corn is just like making normal popcorn, except that you add sugar in with the oil when you pop it. Also, you have to be extra careful that it doesn't burn, so once the majority of kernels are popped, take it off the heat. 

I also think that this would be a great little recipe to use for gifts at christmas time. I could see making a big batch of this and putting it into cute plastic bags with ribbon or metal tins.

kettle corn recipe

Here's the recipe:

Homemade Kettle Corn

(Adapted from my new obsession: Thug Kitchen 101)

2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil (refined) or canola oil (you basically just want enough to cover the bottom the the pan)

1/2 cup popcorn, or enough for one layer of kernels to cover the bottom of the pan

3 tablespoons sugar

Dash of cinnamon

Salt to taste


Throw your oil into the pan. If you're using coconut oil, put the heat on a bit to get it melted. Add the sugar and popcorn kernels and mix it all together a bit with a spoon.

Cover the pan and let the popcorn start popping. It usually takes a few minutes for the oil to get hot enough that the popcorn starts popping. Once the popcorn starts popping it only takes a few minutes for it to all be popped. Since there is sugar in this recipe, don't let the popcorn sit on the heat for that long. Once the majority of the kernels have popped and the sounds of popping start getting spaced out, take it off the heat.

Immediately pour popcorn from pan into a big bowl (or paper bag if storing). 

Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and salt to taste.