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How to Make Kettle Corn

Here’s a recipe showing you How to Make Kettle Corn at home!  Watch the video showing you how to make this recipe, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make it at home.  It’s so easy!

How to Make Kettle Corn : bags of Kettle Corn

Who will be in the Super Bowl? Patriots vs. Packers, Patriots vs Saints, Ravens vs. Packers? No one knows. I’m hoping that Tom Brady of the Patriots and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers will face each other because they’re two of my favorite players. For the mysterious Super Bowl, I made a new and really easy game day recipe. If you’re wondering what I made, It’s simple. I made Kettle Corn and Cinnamon Kettle Corn.

Most of the time, you eat Kettle Corn at fairs or carnivals, right? So when you can make it and eat it home, that’s cool.

How to Make Kettle Corn : add corn to a pot

How to Make Kettle Corn:

There are many different kinds of popcorn. But out of all of them, I like Orville Redenbacher’s.  Add popcorn to a pot.

How To Make Kettle Corn : add oil to the pot

Add oil to the pot.  What is so amazing with this recipe is that it only has three ingredients- oil, sugar and popcorn! Wow.

How to Make Kettle Corn : add sugar to the pot

Add sugar to the pot.  That is such a cool picture! The sugar seams to stream down into the pot. If you’re making Cinnamon Kettle Corn, add the cinnamon right after all of the other ingredients are in the pot.

How to Make Kettle Corn : put the lid on the pot

In order for the Kettle Corn not to burn, you can’t stop shaking the pot for too long.

How to Make Kettle Corn : watch the popcorn pop

I am laughing in this picture because the popcorn kernels kept popping and they made a loud pinging sound as they hit the lid of the pot.

How to Make Kettle Corn : sample the popped popcorn

Aahhh. Tasting time!

How to Make Kettle Corn : add salt

Eat some while it’s hot! You always want to eat some Kettle Corn while it’s still warm because that’s when it tastes the best. Season it with salt because the sweet and salty flavor is awesome.

How to Make Kettle Corn : make labels for bags

I made these cool Kettle Corn Labels on my computer! They come in handy if you’re putting the popcorn in little bags for a party.

How to Make Kettle Corn : bag the Kettle Corn

For such an easy treat to make, the two kinds of Kettle Corn tasted great! I’m sure the football-lover dads (and kids like me) can already smell this recipe in their future.

Remember, if you are unsure about what to make for a Super Bowl party, what do you think I’m going to suggest? Of course these two awesome Kettle Corn recipes! Now that you know how to make this Kettle Corn,  get cooking!

And even a kid can be a Kettle Corn vendor for a day… Like Me!

Here are a few more popcorn recipes you might like to try:

Kettle Corn

Kettle Corn (shared from Food Network magazine)
Easy, three ingredient snack!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bags
Calories 162 kcal


  • ¾ cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • salt, if desired



Serving: 1bagCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword kettle corn, popcorn
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Recipe Rating


Saturday 24th of June 2023

I have made kettle corn for years but I have a stir-crazy popcorn popper that I use. Love it.


Monday 21st of September 2020

Anyone know how much Cinnamon to use if making Cinnamon Kettle Corn. I missed the now much part! Thanks.


Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Not sure!

Sandy D

Sunday 2nd of February 2020

I purchase mushroom popcorn at a bulk store. The kernels pop up round and larger than normal store popcorn (name brand).  It costs a little more but well worth it  


Friday 13th of May 2016

Just tried this recipe for the first time.  It turned out great!  Thanks for the awesome recipe!


Friday 31st of January 2014

1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels

Directions: Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, stir in the sugar and popcorn. Cover, and shake the pot constantly to keep the sugar from burning. Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds, remove the pot from the heat and continue to shake for a few minutes until the popping has stopped. Pour into a large bowl, and allow to cool, stirring occasionally to break up large clumps.

Enjoy!!! So yummy


Monday 10th of February 2014