A Recipe for Kettle Corn – Just like You Buy at Country Fairs

A Homemade Recipe for Kettle Corn
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A Homemade Recipe for Kettle Corn

Here is a great Homemade Recipe for Kettle Corn that is just like the sweet Kettle corn you can buy at country fairs!

This is really easy to make and is actually a healthy snack as the popcorn has loads of fiber and basic minerals and the recipe does not go overboard with the sugar or other toppings (like tons of butter and salt) that tends to put movie theater popcorn on everybody’s bad snack list! We also include some old fashioned tips to make it even more healthy and tasty!

You can still use this recipe if you use a popcorn maker machine.

Recipe for Kettle Corn – the 4 Ingredients

Like we have already said a couple of times this is not complicated. You can change the ingredients here and there and not screw it up. I actually prefer to use more Brown sugar then listed here. Like double it. But to keep the calories down I just used the standard 1/4 cup. If you want it a little darker and more flavorful you can even try adding a little molasses. I have not tried it but it was a tip from a reader.

A Recipe for Kettle Corn – Just like You Buy at Country Fairs
Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Author: Popcorn Makers Guide
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Serves: 16 cups
The Recipe for Kettle Corn – Quick and Easy! [br]Here is the basic Recipe for Kettle Corn. Some people call it caramel corn but we have a recipe for caramel corn and it is slightly different. Kettle popcorn, if you stick to the basic recipe and don’t juice it up with extra sugar or candy coatings, really is one of the easiest low calorie snacks to make on the planet. How easy? The entire Recipe for Kettle Corn only has 4 ingredients and 7 steps!!!
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or popcorn salt or regular salt.
  1. In the large pot / popcorn maker, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the popcorn and heat until the oil starts to sizzle.
  3. Now sprinkle the Brown Sugar over the un-popped kernels.
  4. Place the Cover on the pot and shake the pot with the pot remaining on the heat.
  5. Continue to heat and shake every few seconds until the popping slows to a few pops every few seconds.
  6. Remove The Kettle Corn from the heat and add the salt.
  7. Stir the kettle corn with a big spoon as you add the salt.
[b]A note on quantities[/b][br][br]1/2 cup of popcorn kernels makes about 16 cups of popcorn popped.[br][br]You will also need a large 6 quart pot with a lid or a popcorn maker machine.[br][br]If you added a lot of extra sugar the kettle corn may stick together as it cools. You can pour it out onto a non stick cookie sheet in single layers to prevent having one massive popcorn ball when it cools!.[br][br]Kettle Corn Stores well in an Airtight container.

Old Fashioned Recipe for Kettle Corn Healthy additions

Here are some alterations to the recipe to make it a little more exciting and even healthier!!

  1. When stirring in the salt add a half cup of finely chopped Peanuts for more protein.
  2. Or to really get healthy add chopped walnuts!
  3. Or wait until the Kettle Corn is cool and add in Peanuts, Raisins, M&Ms and sunflower seeds!!

OK that’s it for this Recipe for Kettle Corn Article. You should also try some of our other recipe suggestions.


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