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Easy Kettle Corn

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).

Easy, Homemade Kettle Corn

4 Sons 'R' Us: Homemade Kettle Corn

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


1. In a large soup pot, heat the oil on medium high heat until shimmering.
2. 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.
3. 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.


About 4 Sons 'R' Us

Hi! I’m Meaghan. Welcome to my virtual kitchen & craft corner. Pull up a chair, stay awhile and follow along with us and our 4 sons. Can I get you a glass of wine? Some coffee? Pretzels or cheese sticks? While I can’t actually give you these thing online, I can show you how to make them… on a budget!

13 responses »

  1. Sinfully Tempting

    I love kettle corn, I had no idea it was that easy to make! Thank you for the recipe! 🙂

  2. Just as you said, I usually only get it at a fair. I’m excited to give this a try.

  3. That seems so simple. That is awesome! I’m gonna have to try that with the kids.

  4. Yum! I love kettle corn!

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  6. Oh I LOVE this!! Kettle corn is my weaknesssss! Thanks so much for bringing it to FF, I’m so glad to have found your blog!

  7. 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… ❤

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. I love popcorn thanks for bringing these! Do you have any tips on not burning kernals in the pan I always seem to have that issue ):

  10. I love that it’s gluten and dairy free. It’s so hard for my family to find new recipes to try! Thanks for the idea!

  11. 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

  12. So kettle corn has a little sugar in it – interesting and I am sure it is good as your boys can confirm 🙂


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