Homemade Kettle Corn Popcorn
Doesn’t quite compare to the actual kettle corn you can get at fairs and markets with their big cast iron kettle, but when you’re looking for a salty and sweet treat this version isn’t too shabby. Also if I’m honest I could easily sit down and eat this whole bowl myself. So take servings with a grain of salt and adjust accordingly for your family.
Servings Prep Time
2people 5minutes
Cook Time
3-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2people 5minutes
Cook Time
3-7 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/3cup sugar
  • 3Tablespoons water
  • 1/3Cup popcorn kernelstype of kernels do impact the cook time.
  • 1/4teaspoon saltsalt to taste. May want more or less
Instructions
  1. Place water and sugar in large round, Mix together and microwave for about 1 minute or until sugar is melted.
  2. Immediately add popcorn kernels and swirl into sugar mixture so kernels are coated.
  3. Place large round in microwave, cover with octagonal bon mat
  4. Microwave about 5 -7 minutes or until there is more than 2 counts between pops. May want to put extra time on when trying this the first time so that you can turn it off when needed. Once the microwave turns off you can’t seem to add more time without burning things. Once you have the timing of your microwave down you’re good.
  5. Dump popped corn into large mixing bowls and salt. Stir around to ensure salt is distributed.
  6. Once salt is mixed up let sit for a minute for sugar coating to harden. Once hardened, you can break apart with spoon or spatula. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Honestly the hardest part of this recipe really is the timing of the microwave because every microwave is different.  Great news is that if you do manage to burn it (I’d be surprised if you didn’t at least once or twice) just throw some cold water on the melted sugar and it will pop right out.  Even better there is no burnt taste that is left behind.  Assuming this doesn’t get devoured you can store it in an airtight container and it will last for a little while.  Honestly though it never lasts in our house.

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