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Simple Homemade Kettle Corn


Do you know what time of year it is?

Yep, that is correct. It’s fall-eve!!! {As in, the few weeks before fall actually comes!} Hard to believe we aren’t right in the middle of fall, since everywhere we look we are smothered with fall decor and pumpkin spice lattes. I mean, the truth is, fall doesn’t really start for a few more months {in AZ anyways}, so all we are left with is dreaming of the days of cool weather, pumpkin patches, boots & scarves, and fall festivals.

One of my favorites things about the fall season is all the outdoor activities. My husband and I love taking our boys to pumpkin patches and fall festivals. While walking around all these events, what is the one thing you always smell???

No, not the petting zoo’s. The Kettle Corn!! Yum!

How often do you walk around a pumpkin patch and the smell pumping throughout is the fresh & delicious kettle corn?? Mmmm!!

Well, let me tell you a little secret! Did you know you can make a healthier version, at home, in 5 minutes?! Yes, yes, I am totally serious.

This recipe is a go-to for me. Anytime we need a quick snack during a play date, or something to snack on while watching The Bachelor, this is it!

There are only 3 ingredients:

All you need is:

Deep cooking pot

1/4 C Sugar

1/4 C Coconut oil

1/2 C Popcorn kernels.

1: Add sugar2: Add oil3: Stir to combine4: Pour in kernels and coat completely with sugar mix

1: Add sugar
2: Add oil
3: Stir to combine
4: Pour in kernels and coat completely with sugar mix

The next steps are easy, but also easy to mess up. So be careful, it may take a few times to perfect it.


One everything is in the pot, cover with the lid and make sure stove is set to medium-high heat. The oil will start to bubble, then in a minute or so you should hear the kernels begin to pop. Lift the pan and give it a few small shakes side to side while the popping continues. DO NOT open the lid. Trust me, you will have popping hot oil all over your arms. Once the popping begins to slow, turn off the heat, and now you can remove the lid to toss the popcorn around with a spatula. This just lets the remaining kernels fall to the bottom of the pan to pop. Once popping nearly stops, immediately pour popcorn into a large bowl to cool. After popcorn cools for a few minutes, you can give it another toss with the spatula to break up the clumps.

That is it! 3 ingredients, 5 minutes, and you have the perfect snack for a fall afternoon walk with the family. Or just eat the entire batch yourself while watching your favorite reality show…I’ve never done that!


Are you going to try this recipe? 

Now is a great time, since it is easy to burn on the first few batches, try making some tonight. You will have it perfected by the time fall actually comes to Arizona… in like, December!


This post is sponsored by:

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One Response to Simple Homemade Kettle Corn

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    Rene Gerbi September 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    YUM!!! This is awesome Moriah! I am definitely going to try this! So simple and I LOVE kettle corn!!

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