sweet and salty kettle corn in a blue and white striped bag

Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn Recipe

This kettle corn recipe makes delicious sweet and salty popcorn. It's a stove top kettle corn, so it's a fun recipe to make with kids, too. A quick and easy snack that everyone will love!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy snacks with popcorn, gluten free snacks, kettle corn recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 45 kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/3 cup popping corn
  • a pinch or two of sea salt


  1. Add the oil to your stove-top popcorn maker or a large dutch oven pot and heat it on medium-high heat.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the popcorn kernels and listen for them to sizzle and begin to pop.
  3. Add the sugar over top of the kernels and if you're using a popcorn maker with a hand crank, be sure to crank continuously until the popping stops.
  4. If you're using a dutch oven pot, simply shake the pot back and forth slightly over the heat while the kernels pop so the sugar doesn't burn.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat as soon as the popping slows to a stop and immediately pour the popped kernels into a large bowl.
  6. Sprinkle the popcorn with a pinch or two of salt, toss well, and serve warm!
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.