Daddy’s Kettle Corn

Daddy’s Kettle Corn

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This popcorn is easy and delicious. It is a hit with children and the “inner child” within us all. During the holidays, my husband adds food coloring for a festive bowl of popcorn.”


  • 2/3 cuppopcorn
  • 1/4 cupcooking oil
  • 1/4 cupsugar
  • salt
  • Directions

  • Heat Oil over medium heat in a large skillet with a tight fitting lid.
  • Add Popcorn and continue to heat until first kernel pops.
  • quickly stir in sugar until it is dissolved.
  • Cover and continue to shake skillet, popcorn may burn, be careful.
  • After the popcorn is popped, pour in a bowl and lightly salt.
  • Reviews

  • “I love this recipe-the only thing i tweaked was that I used peanut oil and a little ghee.I had no problems with the sugar burning.I used a Whirley Pop pan and added the sugar just after the first few kernels had popped.There was almost too much popcorn for the size of the pan, so I might use slightly less next time.Other than that, it turned out perfect!Thank you for sharing this recipe..”

  • “Excellent kettle corn! Super easy to make – one tip: be sure to watch the corn carefully once the sugar is added because it will scorch easily!Remove from pan immediately.Thanks for posting!”

  • “OMG I feel like I just got away with something!!I usually pay over $4 for a small bag of kettle corn at little specialty shops and you never even know if it’s fresh.This is awesome!I was afraid of burning it but didn’t have a problem at all.The only suggestion I would make is just be sure you don’t use to much salt or you’ll ruin it.Doesn’t take much at all………..Thanks so much for this great recipe Dawn~~~”

  • “First time I have ever made Kettle Corn from scratch and am sure I will use this over and over again.I made as directed except added a few tablespoons of butter as another poster had suggested.We have had it 2 nights in a row now.thanks so much!”

  • “Great recipe!I used a non-stick dutch oven to pop it in and it worked wonderfully.I am a salt-aholic, but agree with others that a little popcorn salt at the end goes a long way.Do not over salt.I will make this again and again!”

  • “Very goo and very quick to make.This is so much better than the vendor kettle corn.It has just enough sweetness and not too sweet.Thank you for a quick and easy snack!!”

  • “Easy and delicious! Thanks!”

  • “This was quick and easy recipe!! So happy that I found it! Thank you!”

  • “Hmmm soooo tasty!A great, 5 min late snack.”

  • “I’m giving this recipe a 3.My rating has nothing to do with the taste.This is for ease of preparation.I stood over my stove and shook my pan for all I was worth and my popcorn still came out a burned mess.I’m no novice at making popcorn over the stove.I am a pro at both regular and caramel corn, but yet, this one just didn’t pop up nicely at all.I will not be trying it again.”

  • “This is the same recipe I’ve used for years. It is wonderful. My brother in law loves it so much I make him half a garbage bag full for Christmas every year! Keeps well when sealed tight (if everyone doesn’t find it first!)”

  • “Just.Awesome.”

  • “This recipe is awesome and so easy! I make this everytime my family sits to watch a movie. Thanks for posting.”

  • “What a tasty treat without all the butter! Yes, there’s still oil, but the salty/sweet treat really hits the spot.”

  • “Excellent!!!Made at my son’s housenow they make it at least four times a week…Thank You!”

  • “it was good but not kettle corn, t was more like caramel, but thanks for sharing, iwill use again for caramel corn”

  • “I would have liked it, but I move it down to 1 servinig, and I think I did something wrong. But then, I lifted the lid after the first kernal popped, but I didn’t have time to stir in the sugar, since the popcorn was attcking me! It hurt! I think I might try again after I clean out the pot though… :)”

  • “Simple and delicious! I used a medium size pot and it popped full with about half the kernels left. Next time I will use a large pot. I still had a delicious big bowl of fresh and delicious kettle corn.”