Make Your Own Kettle Korn
My family is a huge fan of Kettle Corn and at most community events we can usually find someone selling it for $2-$5 for a small bag. This yummy stuff is super easy to make and I refuse to pay for it any more! Eating my favorite popcorn and saving some money is a great reward for this lady! If you have not tried to make your own, you should give this a try!
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What You Need:
- Popcorn Kernels (this is the best brand with the biggest popcorn kernels but I can only find it here).
- Oil (any kind- I use olive oil)
- Large Bowl
- Popcorn Popper (preferably one that can stir)
- Large Spoon
Wabash Valley Farms Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn PopperWest Bend 82386 Kettle Krazy Popcorn Popper and Nut Roaster
Step 1: Pop the popcorn and place it into a large bowl.
Step 2: Sprinkle with salt and sugar to taste.
Step 1: Have sugar and popcorn kernels measured and a bowl set out ready before starting.
Step 2: Pour oil into pot and heat on medium high heat (4 Tablespoons-ish depending for 1/2 cup popcorn kernels.
Step 3: Add popcorn kernels. When the first kernel pops add the sugar. I usually add a little bit more sugar than called for. Quickly shake the pan to help spread the sugar around.
Step 4: The popcorn will stop popping for about 30 seconds. Once the popping begins again, quickly stir the popcorn until you do not hear any popping for 3 seconds.
Step 5: Pour the popcorn into the large bowl and let it cool for a few minutes. There will be a glaze covering the popcorn and it will be really hot for a few minutes. I learned this the hard way!
Step 6: Once the popcorn is cool use the spoon (or your hands) to break it apart. Sprinkle salt to taste over the popcorn while mixing.
Step 7: Eat and Enjoy or bag it up and take it with you!
**Warning: This is a very fast and hot food project. Once the sugar is added to the oil, it may splash out. Keep any helpers at a safe distance. Little helpers can help measure at the beginning and help with the salt at the end.
Saimi saysSeptember 8, 2010 at 7:58 am
So simple! We went to a huge flea market and bought some Kettle corn, it was so yummy we scarfed every kernel.
Thanks to you I don't have to wait for our fair to enjoy some more!
RedTedArt saysSeptember 8, 2010 at 10:08 am
We love making Popcorn here at Red Ted Art (in fact we made some at home this afternoon). So yummy and much healthy fresh!
Thank you so much for linking up with Kids Get Crafty!!
Hope to see you again next week!!
cathie saysSeptember 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm
I love kettle corn! I usually mix 1/4 t. salt in with the sugar before I add it to the hot oil/popping corn pan,eliminates a step!
Lisa saysSeptember 9, 2010 at 6:37 am
This looks so yummy! I'm not a big popcorn person, but anything with sugar is automatically good : )
Katie's Nesting Spot saysSeptember 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm
Thanks for sharing this, I love kettle corn and it sounds really simple to make now that I see your tips! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.
Amanda@The Hand Me Down House saysSeptember 10, 2010 at 8:48 am
We make the second variation ALL the time at our house — it's the BEST kettle corn, ever, isn't it!?! 🙂 Thanks for sharing both recipes!
elizabeth saysSeptember 10, 2010 at 9:03 am
WOW – thank you for this! We always buy kettle corn at all the fairs and such and now can make it at home. 🙂
Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence saysSeptember 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Ooo, yummy and it is gluten free, yippee! Thanks for linking up to the Under $100 Linky Party!
Christy, Home-Mom.com saysSeptember 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm
so really after dinner tonight I attempted this, 2 tries and my popcorn is covered in carmel. Thanks for this idea I'll be attempting again 😉
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Fun On a Dime Lady saysSeptember 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm
Christy – I just want to check…did it work or are you saying it did not?
Cathie – I am going to have to try that next time. I never know how much salt I'm putting on it and that would simplify it! Thanks for the tip!
Laura saysSeptember 11, 2010 at 7:03 pm
Love this! Is it possible to get exact measurements? I'll mess it up for sure without, thanks!!
Fun On a Dime Lady saysSeptember 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm
Laura – Sure thing, here you go. I do small batches, which end up filling 3/4 of my pot. I use 1/4 cup kernals, 2 Tablespoons sugar (if you like it more sugary, do 3 T.), 2 Tablespoons oil and 1/8 tsp of salt (or to taste…1/8 tsp just seems so small!). Let me know if you need any help with anything else. Enjoy!
Randi saysSeptember 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm
We love kettle corn too and we make it in the microwave in a paper bag with popcorn kernels, oil, sugar and salt. It's delicious and so fast and easy.
Passport To Savings And Food saysSeptember 21, 2010 at 7:00 am
We love making kettle corn in our home too! We found a popcorn maker at a Craft and Barrel Outlet store for only $20! What an awesome find. It has made making popcorn so much easier – no more shaking a heavy pan. To make the kettle corn we use the following measurements: 1/4 cup canola oil, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup popcorn, 1/8 – 1/4 tsp salt. Place 2 popcorn kernels into oil, heat oil. When popcorn pops, pour in sugar and popcorn. Turn handle constantly while popcorn is popping. Once it slows down to a few pops, dump popcorn into a bowl and sprinkle with salt. ENJOY! I think I will make some tonight.
mummabear1970 saysSeptember 23, 2010 at 6:58 am
wow! that's a great idea – thanks so much! I am new to your blog – found you via Laura at "I'm An Organising Junkie"
The Kettle Corn Guy saysJanuary 11, 2011 at 3:23 am
I loved this recipe. Thank you for sharing it!
The Kettle Corn Guy