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Homemade Kettle Corn {microwaveable}

Today I have  a Homemade Kettle Corn Recipe for you!
I know, it’s weird when I share recipes because, well, I hardly ever do, and I generally leave that up to my beautiful sister at
Once a Mom Always a Cook 
But what can I say.. cold weather and the fall time puts a little bit of a cooking desire in me,
who knew ; )

Homemade Kettle Corn

Homemade Kettle Corn {Microwaveable} // via Cherishedbliss.com #snack #popcorn

The best part about this …. it’s microwaveable! Oh yeah!!

Homemade Kettle Corn {Microwaveable} // via Cherishedbliss.com #snack #popcorn
I have a serious addiction to the homemade kettle corn.
Did you see me popcorn kernel wreath… see, it’s a real problem ; )
I like the stuff you buy at the grocery store (in a box) but it just isn’t the same as the stuff you get from say…
a pumpkin patch.
Yes, we went to a pumpkin patch, and ever since I CRAVE that homemade kettle corn!
You just can’t get the same thing out of a box
So what do us handy dandy DIY girls do?
We figure out how to do it ourselves, and in my case, the quickest way possible!

It is really quite easy. Following the recipe below, you just mix your ingredients, put in a paper lunch bag, and put it in the microwave.

Homemade Kettle Corn {Microwaveable} // via Cherishedbliss.com #snack #popcorn

Easy right? Oh yes it is, and extremely addicting, I make this way more than I need too!

In searching online for those perfect round style popcorn (you know, when it looks like a perfect little ball) I found that you will need to use the “mushroom popcorn kernels”
I can only find them online, so if you happen to have those and try this recipe, please let me know because I love those!!! They are such cute little round balls of bliss!

 Just a few notes I’d like to stress when making this: 
-You don’t want your brown sugar to clump or it gets stuck on a few kernels, which isn’t as tastey as it sounds ; )
-A few of the popcorn kernels will get coated in the brown sugar, just don’t eat those (it’s on a few)
-Make sure you shake your kernels enough so they are flat across the bag when microwaving
-This recipe is NOT meant to taste the same as the popcorn that you buy at kettle corn stants, but it is a nice tasty substitute,
remember… we are doing this in the microwave ; )

Homemade Kettle Corn
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A quick and easy way to get that fairground kettle corn taste right at home!
Serves: 2
  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels
  • 1½ TBS sugar
  • 1½ TBS brown sugar
  • 3½ TBS vegetable oil
  1. Mix your popcorn kernels, sugar, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Make sure the brown sugar does not have any clumps
  3. stir until mixed well
  4. Add vegetable oil
  5. Stir until all blended (refer to photo)
  6. Pour mixture into a paper lunch sack (the kind you buy at the grocery store
  7. Fold the top closed and put on a plate on it's side (the wide flat side) - please note the oil will leak through so you will definitely want the plate!
  8. Slide the plate (with popcorn bag on top of it) from side to side to level out all the popcorn kernels
  9. Microwave approx 2 min.
Cook time will vary. I follow the general rule, once you don't hear a pop for 2 seconds, it's time to take it out.


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  1. says

    Every year I go to the summertime waterfront festival in our town of Plymouth, and one of my must-dos, is pick up a big bag of kettle corn. When the bag ran out that week this year at home with the help of my family, and as you said…..it’s addicting…..I panicked, Googled, and found a place online I could order some from. But I resisted, not wanting to spend that kind of money.
    The moral of the story is…..boy am I in trouble now. In a really GOOD way!
    Thanks for this recipe! P i n n i n g! : )
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    • Ashley says

      haha! Thanks Laura! I think I might finally be burnt out on it. I have been eating it non stop! lol. I’ll be back at it in a few days I’m sure, love that stuff!

    • Ashley says

      You are too sweet Amber! I started a bad habit with my kids… I’m a little burnt out on it already, lol! They sure do love it though, I mean it does have sugar on it!

    • Ashley says

      Yeah, you gotta figure out what works best for your microwave. Something that helps to is to make sure you really mix it around evenly so the sugar doesn’t gather : )

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