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

  • 12 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 14 cup white sugar
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 14 teaspoon 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

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

This was very good and krispy popcorn. I did have a problem with the sugar mixture on the bottom of the pan burning, which got all over most of the popcorn when I was trying to mix in some extra salt. I might try someone elses recommendation and put in the sugar mixture after it's started popping.

cookin_nurse March 06, 2010