Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This popcorn is easy and delicious. It is a hit with children and the "inner child" within us all. During the holidays, my husband adds food coloring for a festive bowl of popcorn.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 23 cup popcorn
  • 14 cup cooking oil
  • 14 cup sugar
  • salt


  1. Heat Oil over medium heat in a large skillet with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Add Popcorn and continue to heat until first kernel pops.
  3. quickly stir in sugar until it is dissolved.
  4. Cover and continue to shake skillet, popcorn may burn, be careful.
  5. After the popcorn is popped, pour in a bowl and lightly salt.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe-the only thing i tweaked was that I used peanut oil and a little ghee. I had no problems with the sugar burning. I used a Whirley Pop pan and added the sugar just after the first few kernels had popped. There was almost too much popcorn for the size of the pan, so I might use slightly less next time. Other than that, it turned out perfect! Thank you for sharing this recipe..

mwixiwm October 02, 2012

Excellent kettle corn! Super easy to make - one tip: be sure to watch the corn carefully once the sugar is added because it will scorch easily! Remove from pan immediately. Thanks for posting!

xpnsve October 03, 2008

OMG I feel like I just got away with something!! I usually pay over $4 for a small bag of kettle corn at little specialty shops and you never even know if it's fresh. This is awesome! I was afraid of burning it but didn't have a problem at all. The only suggestion I would make is just be sure you don't use to much salt or you'll ruin it. Doesn't take much at all...........Thanks so much for this great recipe Dawn~~~

I'm a Cookin' Fool January 06, 2008

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