14 March 2012

Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn Dreams

We all love the smell of popcorn popping right!  I love the smell!  I love the smell even more when it's kettle corn, whether it's cinnamon or cocoa or sugar.  Not only is the smell better but the taste is better too.  My hubby is not a fan of regular popcorn but he loves kettle corn.  This is our perfect movie date snack and once you try it, it will become yours too.

I bought a Whirly Pop popcorn maker which is the best popcorn maker around.  If you don't have one of these you can just use a heavy duty pot with a lid.

Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn Dreams

1/4 cup coconut oil (you can use vegetable, sunflower, or olive oil)
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
1-2 teaspoons coarse salt

Whirly Pop Directions: Place oil, kernels, and sugar in whirly pop.  Place on medium high heat stove.  Turn handle until popcorn stops popping and handle becomes harder to turn, around 3 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Pour popcorn into large dish and sprinkle with salt.  Take a bite or two to determine if you need more salt.

Large Pot Directions:  In a large pot with a tight-fitting lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat add the popcorn.  When the oil sizzles, sprinkle the sugar over the kernels.  Cover and shake the pan until the popping slows down, about 3 minutes.  Remove from the heat and toss with the salt.

Kernels will harden once they cool.  Separate and break popcorn apart as needed. Serve into popcorn bowls and enjoy with your favorite movie.


Caramel Kettle Corn:  replace 1/4 cup of sugar for 1/8 cup sugar and 1/8 cup brown sugar.

Cocoa Kettle Corn:  1 Tablespoon Cocoa added to the mixture before popping.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Kettle Corn:  2 teaspoon pumpin pie added to the mixture before popping.

Cinnamon Kettle Corn:  2 teaspoons cinnamon added to the mixture before popping.

Chocolate Drizzle Kettle Corn:  Melt dark chocolate with a little bit of oil and drizzle over kettle corn.  Let cool and break popcorn pieces apart.  This is great on top of Kettle Corn and the Caramel Kettle Corn...

Printable recipe version click here---> Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn Dreams

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