Easy Kettle Corn


easy homemade kettle corn in 10 minutes ohsweetbasil.com


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.


Will Popcorn Hurt Dogs?

Popcorn itself is not bad for dogs.

Kernels can get stuck in dogs’ teeth and pose a choking hazard, so it is probably a good idea to keep whole or only partially popped kernels away from curious dogs.



Easy Kettle Corn

easy homemade kettle corn in 10 minutes ohsweetbasil.com
Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate this Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Easy Kettle Corn

Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes
Keyword: kettle corn, popcorn, SNACK
Calories: 899kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


(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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 899kcal | Carbohydrates: 94.4g | Protein: 6.5g | Fiber: 7.6g | Sugar: 50.4g
Tried this recipe?Mention @OhSweetBasil or tag #OhSweetBasil!



We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

9 comments on “Easy Kettle Corn”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. I just love kettle corn, thanks for sharing.

  6. 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!