Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Take a trip back in time to the county fair with a bowl of this kettle corn, your family may never want plain popcorn again!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 118.29 ml unpopped popcorn
  • 59.14 ml white sugar
  • 59.14 ml vegetable oil
  • 1.23 ml seasoning salt (or use white salt) (optional)


  1. Place the oil in the bottom of a large pot.
  2. Add in the unpopped popcorn kernels with the sugar and salt.
  3. Over a medium heat begin to pop the popcorn, constantly shaking the pot to ensure that the popcorn kernels and oil do not burn.
  4. Once the popping has slowed down remove the pot from the heat.


Most Helpful

I made this recipe for a second time. This time I popped half the popcorn with half the sugar, salt and oil at a time. I waited for the first few curnals to pop before adding the sugar and salt mixture. I used a stove top popper and stirred it all the time. Before doing the second batch, I washed the popper out so as to get all the sticky sugar out of it prior to doing the second batch. This way, I didn't get any burnt corn and all the popcorn popped. There was also room at the top so the popcorn wasn't stuffed to the lid. It is an excellent recipe and I will do it the same way next time so I don't get any burnt corn.

l.cheryl July 09, 2014

oh wow!! this was wonderful!! i was skeptical that i could make kettle corn as awesome as any vender at a fair...but it worked and it was awesome! thank you so much. now i can make kettle corn anytime i want! thanks for another keeper!!

KPD September 01, 2010

Excellent. I did as others have suggested and added the sugar & salt after the first kernels started to pop. I had no problems with burning.

4sweeper August 28, 2010

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