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How to Make Kettle Corn

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Kettle Corn

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Kettle corn is the perfect sweet and salty treat, but you'll pay dearly for it if you buy it at a carnival or street festival. Fortunately, you don't have to. Here's how to make kettle corn at home for a fraction of the cost:

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


1. Heat vegetable oil in a large kettle over medium heat.

2. Then, toss in three kernels, and place the lid on the kettle.

3. Wait for the kernels to pop.

4. Once popped, quickly stir in the sugar, and add the remaining kernels.

5. Replace the lid, and listen for the kernels to start popping.

6. Then, remove the kettle from the stove, and shake to keep the kernels from burning.

7. Return the kettle to the stove for a few seconds; then, lift and shake again.

8. Repeat until all kernels have popped.

9. Then, salt to taste, and enjoy!

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 5 out of 5
Works Great, Member Rdkehs

Love this and easy, I also made in my whirlly popper and it was super easy

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