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Our friends are so good to come and visit and make us this delicious easy kettle corn for movies. It’s seriously so light and wonderful. I love that it’s light and airy with the sweet and salty combo. It’s so nice to eat because it’s not all heavy and gooey. Not that we don’t love it when it is all gooey and wonderful like This popcorn, but sometimes you don’t feel like being all sugared up late at night. Especially with all of the tv shows like, Community, The Office, Biggest Loser etc coming back it’s kinda fun to have a little snack to go with the show.

This is seriously one of our new favorite popcorns. Thanks Justin and Heather!!!easy homemade kettle corn in 10 minutes ohsweetbasil.com


Is Popcorn Healthy?

Air-popped and eaten plain, popcorn is a healthy whole grain food that is low in calories.

Popcorn also contains fiber, antioxidants, and amino acid.

Is Popcorn Dried Sweet Corn?

No, popcorn and sweet corn are two different things.

Popcorn is harvested when the husk is dry and brown and the kernels are hard.

Dried sweet corn will not pop.

Is Popcorn Gluten Free?

Popcorn is corn.

It does not contain gluten.


Easy Kettle Corn

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Easy Kettle Corn

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Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5
it's light and airy with the sweet and salty combo


(you are going to want to have all ingredients prepped because things move quickly)

  • 1/4 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels
  • Salt to taste


  • In a large soup pot, heat the oil on medium high heat until shimmering.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Store in an airtight container
Nutrition Facts
Easy Kettle Corn
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I just made this kettle corn. Turned out good. The pan is very
    important. Should not be wide bottom. If a wide bottom, the outside
    does not pop, and the sugar does not melt and adhere to the corn.
    Still I will know next time, and I am loving it right now.

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    • Great tips. Thanks Gerry!

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  • These popcorn recipes look “wonderful and ez” …I can do these. Thank you!!

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    • Thanks!Hope you enjoy!

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  • I’ve been enjoying your blog for quite a while now, and I was thrilled to find this recipe…
    I tried this kettle corn out at the first chance I got, and wow!!! It was such a perfect mix of sweet and salty and was nice and crunchy too! YUM!! Thanks!

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    • So sweet of you Kelli!! That popcorn is so yummy so I’m glad you thought so too! XOXO!

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  • We love having “real” popcorn at home but I've never made kettle corn- I can't wait to try this!

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  • I just love kettle corn, thanks for sharing.

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  • I love making kettle corn every time we watch a movie at home. I've cut a similar recipe in half to accommodate a 3 qt pan, which is easier to lift and shake. Yummy and addicting!

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