Kettle Popcorn

Kettle corn is a popular treat at farmers’ markets and fairs across the country. If you’ve never tried some, you’re in for a treat today!

Kernels of corn are cooked with oil, sugar, and salt at a high temperature. The result is sweet and salty popcorn, thanks to a barely visible sugar crust on each popped kernel.

Kettle corn is an irresistible snack that’s delicious served warm or at room temperature. It is best served the day it’s popped.


Kettle Popcorn
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5 from 10 votes

Kettle Popcorn

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time33 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fair foods, farm to table desserts, how to make kettle corn, kettle corn recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 362kcal


  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • ¼ cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar


  • Combine the kernels, oil and salt in a medium pot over high heat. When the oil begins to sizzle, sprinkle the sugar over the kernels and cover with the lid. Shake the pot frequently until all the kernels have popped, about 3 minutes.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg