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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 45kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


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


  • Add the oil to your stove-top popcorn maker or a large dutch oven pot and heat it on medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the popcorn kernels and listen for them to sizzle and begin to pop.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle the popcorn with a pinch or two of salt, toss well, and serve warm!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g