Recipe for Kettle Corn
Snack Attack!!! Yes, around this time of year, when we change the clocks and it gets dark earlier then ever, we usually need a snack to get through the long evening. It also becomes an afternoon of needing a snack, when the snow is falling to the ground and we are stuck inside.
So….we end up eating a lot of popcorn and especially our new favorite, kettle corn, for something different. This seems to be a cost-effective, light, crunchy, savory, sweet snack that isn’t so bad for us and just helps tide us over until mealtime or bedtime.
I think over time, I have used every kind of way to make popcorn, depending on the season of life. Using a stainless steel version, (like this one on Amazon) has become our favorite method of making popcorn and we think it has the best flavor.
So, here is how we make our recipe for kettle corn:
Get out your popcorn popper and place it on the stove at low temperature.
- 3 Tablespoons of your favorite Coconut Oil (Where to Buy)
- 1 Tablespoon of organic Cane Sugar (you can add in up to 3 T. per batch, if you like it very sweet)
- 1/2 cup Popcorn Kernals
Use a low temperature, just to get everything melted.
Once you see your oil melted with the sugar dissolved into it (make sure you are turning your handle), you are ready to close the lid and turn up the heat.
Turn your heat to medium and use that handle to continue to “stir” everything up. We do this throughout the whole popping time to insure that none of the popcorn sticks or gets browned or burned.
Once you don’t hear any further popping, thats it. It is done!!
Be careful emptying it into the bowl. There is steam escaping and make sure that one side of your popper is shut securely, or you will have popcorn all over the floor (I know!!)
That’s it!! It is so nice and tender with a slight sugary crisp to it.
You can eat it as is or if you choose, you can melt some butter and add that to it, also. You can’t beat this sweet and savory treat….anytime of the day!
Love popcorn? Here’s a fun gift that you can make for someone this holiday season! Caramel Popcorn in a Jar.