Kettle Corn

Homemade Kettle Corn is incredibly easy to make at home on your stove top! You just need popcorn kernels, coconut oil, sugar, and sea salt and you can have fresh homemade Kettle Corn in just a few minutes!

If you love making homemade popcorn as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Popcorn, Rosemary Sea Slat Popcorn, or my homemade Caramel Corn.

how to make homemade kettle corn on the stove top

Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this easy recipe for homemade Kettle Corn! I use only four ingredients: popcorn kernels, coconut oil, sugar, and sea salt. The trick to making your own Kettle Corn at home is watching it. Kettle corn have a tendency to burn easier than popcorn, because of the sugar. So, just be sure to never leave the stove when you're making it!

Enjoy this homemade Kettle Corn for movie night! Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week, but I bet it won't last that long!

how to make homemade kettle corn on the stove top

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

how to make homemade kettle corn on the stove top

Kettle Corn

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



This simple homemade kettle corn is made on the stovetop. Make this recipe for homemade Kettle Corn for your next movie night.


  • 142 grams (heaping 1/2 cup) organic popcorn kernels

  • 57 grams (1/4 cup) organic coconut oil

  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • In a large pot add coconut oil and 3 corn kernels, cover with a lid and put over medium/high heat.
  • Once one or all kernels have popped, remove popped kernels and add all remaining corn kernels and cover with a lid. Heat kernels for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle the sugar into the pot in an even layer over the kernels, and return the lid. Intermittently, gently swirl around the kernels in the pot to prevent sugar from burning. Once kernels start to pop, shake the pot frequently so sugar does not burn and popped kernels rise to the top. 
  • When popping slows to 1 second between pops, remove pot from heat and remove lid.Carefully pour popped corn into large bowl to cool (careful, kernels can still pop at this time), then sprinkle with the sea salt.
  • Once the kettle corn starts to cool, it may stick together because of the sugar. Once it is completely cool, you can easily break up the clumps.


  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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