Homemade Kettle Corn that tastes like you bought it at the state fair AND it’s totally easy to make! Only a few ingredients and a few minutes and you’re enjoying kettle corn right at home!
Guess what today is? National Popcorn Day!!! Am I the first to tell you or did you have it planned out already and have your hand in a big tub of it now as you read this? 😉 I’m super excited to be teaming up with some other great bloggers once a month #celebratingfood with things just like National Popcorn Day. (So stick around after the recipe below for links to even more popcorn recipes at the bottom of this post!)
Popcorn is without a doubt, a staple at my house. I always have a carton of microwaveable popcorn in my pantry. We probably cook some up every other day. No joke! It’s one of my kids’ favorite snack to eat.
But, do you ever make popcorn the old fashioned way – on the stovetop? It’s one of the easiest things to make. For REAL! You only need a few ingredients and it takes only a couple minutes to make. What about homemade kettle corn?
If you answered no to that last question then you need to scroll down right now to the ingredients and make this homemade kettle corn ASAP! It’s the easiest snack you’ll ever make and it tastes incredible. A little sweet and a little salty, with a crispy exterior on every popped popcorn kernel. You will want to eat the whole batch!
I like to lower the sugar content a bit by using Truvia Baking Blend instead of regular sugar. Works like a charm! While I love those microwaveable popcorn bags, I’m not sure how healthy they are for you. In this kettle corn recipe, you know exactly what’s going into your popcorn and can control the amount of salt and sugar you add.
Easy Homemade Kettle Corn
- 1/4 cup oil such as canola
- 2-3 Tbsp. Truvia Baking Blend or 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup uncooked popcorn kernels
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1-2 Tbsp. melted butter if desired for topping
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a heavy pan. Add 3 popcorn kernels to the oil. Shake pan every few seconds until the 3 kernels pop.
- When popped, add Truvia or sugar and stir constantly until close to dissolved, about 10-15 seconds.
- Quickly add 1/2 cup popcorn kernels and cover with lid.
- Shake pan five times and let rest for 2 seconds. Repeat this until you hear the popping stop.
- Immediately pull off heat and pour into a large bowl. Toss with 1/4 tsp. salt. If desired, add 1-2 Tbsp. melted butter and drizzle over the top for extra flavor. Enjoy!
Celebrating Food Bloggers Popcorn Recipes (pictured above!)
- Churro Popcorn by Ashlee Marie
- Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn by Creations by Kara
- Avalanche Popcorn by Real Mom Kitchen
- Pretty-In-Pink Popcorn by Butter with a Side of Bread
- Jalapeño Popper Popcorn Balls by The Stay At Home Chef
- Snickers Caramel Popcorn by The Baker Upstairs
- Samoas Popcorn by Like Mother, Like Daughter
- Candy Flavored Sugar Popcorn by Jamie Cooks It Up!
- Black Pepper Parmesan Popcorn by Life Made Simple
- Chocolate Caramel Crunch Popcorn by Summer Scraps
- Easy Homemade Kettle Corn by Yummy Healthy Easy (you’re here!)
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