From the weekend…

kettle corn

kettle corn

kettle corn

kettle corn

kettle corn

kettle corn

There is a pumpkin patch not too far from us that makes a mean kettle corn.  We get a big bag of it every year when we visit.  The boys always ask if we can try to make some of our own at home.  There is just something delicious about it’s salty sweet taste that always has us craving more.  This year I decided to give it a try.  After searching around the internet I found that making kettle corn really isn’t all that complicated.  The consensus was that this recipe was ‘pretty close’ to the real deal at the pumpkin patch. I’ll take pretty close as a success.  That, and the fact that the first batch disappeared, about 10 minutes after making it.

Kettle Corn


  • 1 cup popcorn kernels (Yellow or white kernels. We used red for our batch.)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • vegetable oil
  • kosher salt


  1. In a large, heavy bottomed pot (soup or stock pot) pour enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom. Over medium-high heat allow oil to get hot. Pour in popcorn kernels and stir until all are coated with oil. When kernels begin to pop stir in sugar. Cover pot with lid and occasionally shake it to move kernels around and prevent burning. When popping slows remove from stove top and pour popcorn onto parchment paper. Spread popped corn into a single layer on the parchment and sprinkle generously with salt. Allow to cool before eating.

kettle corn


6 Responses to Kettle Corn

  1. Heather says:

    I’m very excited to try this! There’s an annual Morel Festival near where I live, and I look forward to getting kettle corn there every year. I’m not sure it’s good for me to be able to make my own :)

  2. Allison says:

    I am making this now. I LOVE Kettle corn – I’m going to not tell the boys I made it and sneak it into their lunches tomorrow :)

  3. RaeChelle says:

    I am definately going to try this for my boys! Something so simple can be so special. Also… I LOVE reading your blog!

  4. I am always in love with your photos and want to hang out with your family for an afternoon… or six. :-)

  5. Cynthia says:

    I use 1/3 c. popcorn, 1/4 c. sugar, and 1/4 cup butter. (I also have a Whirley-Pop, which I think helps the sugar not be burnt – even though I put all three in together.) If you’re vegan, like Alison, though, you can use a different type of oil, like walnut or grapeseed. When I use butter, I melt it before putting in the popcorn.

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