Stovetop Kettle Corn


Have your own movie night in and kick back and relax with this munchable and simple kettle corn recipe <3


Yield: 1 Large Bowl of Popcorn



Essential Cooking Tools:


Large sauce/saute pan with lid*

*can also be substituted with a large metal bowl and a makeshift aluminum foil lid poked through with small holes for air ventilation, and tongs for swishing




¼ Cup Popcorn Kernels

â…› Cup Sugar (brown, white, or mixed!)

⅛ Cup Vegetable Oil (olive oil works too, and doesn’t really leave that olive oily taste, surprisingly)





  1. In a large sauce or saute pan, mix together oil and sugar with 3-5 popcorn kernels.
  2. Pop on the lid and cook over medium heat while swishing the pan to continue semi-stirring the ingredients together.
  3. Once the popcorn kernels have popped, add the ¼ cup of kernels into the pan and continue swishing. Shortly after, the popcorn kernels should start popping. Be sure to continue swishing the pan to allow the unpopped kernels to settle to the bottom.
  4. After the popping has slowed to about 5 seconds between each pop, turn off the stove and remove the pan from heat. This will help ensure that the popcorn at the bottom of the pan doesn’t get burnt.
  5. Leave in pan, or transfer to a bowl or container of choice.


Making this recipe in smaller batches usually turns out better, but in case you’re looking to make a larger batch, just follow the ratio: equal parts oil and sugar to 2 parts popcorn kernels.


Enjoy your movie and popcorn!





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