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
The best part about this …. it’s microwaveable! Oh yeah!!
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.
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
- Total Time: 7 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
A quick and easy way to get that fairground kettle corn taste right at home!
- 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
- 1 1/2 TBS sugar
- 1 1/2 TBS brown sugar
- 3 1/2 TBS vegetable oil
- Mix your popcorn kernels, sugar, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
- Make sure the brown sugar does not have any clumps
- stir until mixed well
- Add vegetable oil
- Stir until all blended (refer to photo)
- Pour mixture into a paper lunch sack (the kind you buy at the grocery store
- 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!
- Slide the plate (with popcorn bag on top of it) from side to side to level out all the popcorn kernels
- 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.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 2 mins
Yummy… cannot wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing it!
Thanks Sandy! I hope you enjoy it : )
Audra @ Once a Mom Always a Cook says
Love this recipe! Sharing this right now on my Facebook page :)
Thank sweet sister! I love you!!
Yummy!! Definately going to try it!!
Thanks Crystal! I have a weak spot for kettle corn : )
Oh this looks delicious and sounds easy! Wonderful!
I would love to have you share this (or any other recipes of yours) at Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie link party, and maybe win a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame! Here is the link:
I can’t wait to see you there!
Pam Fields says
I can’t wait to get to the store and pick up my bags and popcorn. I love Kettle Corn and this looks yummy and easy. I saw your link on Live Laugh Rowe. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by Pam! It is quite delicious, I should probably stop making it so much, lol!
Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says
This look ridiculously good! I love kettle corn, I’ve never tried making it at home but now I want to try!
It is sooo addicting! I have to stop myself, lol! Thanks : )
Just Winging It says
I may have to try this, I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop, the party runs from Thursday evening until Tuesday: http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/
Laura @ House Of Joyful Noise 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! : )
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!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Looks yummy! I love the cute printable recipe too. :)
Yummo!!! I love Kettle corn and had no idea you could make it yourself Ashley! I might get addicted to this recipe!! And only 4 ingredients too! I would love it if you would consider sharing this fabulous recipe at my linky party open today here: http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/11/its-party-time-11-04-2012.html. Hope to see you there and have a great week :D
This sounds scrumptious! Perfect for a cool fall movie night. Thanks Ashley!
Thanks! That is what we have been doing : )
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real says
We love kettle corn…so glad you posted this!!!
Thanks Jessica! : )
Amber Price says
I am in love with your blog. The more I am on it, the more I love it!!! My boys will LOVE this recipe. Thanks so much. You rock.
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!
My kids are going to go bonkers for this!
haha! Literally probably. My kids bounce off the walls after eating it, lol! Hope you enjoy it!
Burnt them :( but the ones that didnt burn were ok :)
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 : )
Took mine about 6 minutes