Homemade Kettle Corn

And the winner of the OXO spatula is…

comment #5, Lindsay Johnson!

She just happens to be my lovely sister. I promise you all it was completely random! Here’s the proof:

She just moved into a new apartment and needs a spatula, so it’s on its way!

Thank you for all of your entries, I loved hearing all of your favorite cookies. I was surprised by the amount of snickerdoodle lovers out there! For me, nothing beats a chocolate chip cookie. Mmm.

Here is another one of my favorite things: kettle corn. I love the smell of it being cooked at Farmers Markets and can’t help myself when Costco has Popcorn, Indiana’s kettle corn in stock (their brand is my favorite to date…they have more sweet & sugary kernels than Trader Joes and other brands). It’s highly addictive! Matt & I ate a whole bag while watching The Bachelor last week. Oops! (Don’t tell him I told you he watches it. We laugh so hard together!)

I love homemade popcorn, it reminds me of Sundays at my grandparents’ house. Bobba makes it the best with lots of melted butter on top! I also use my popper to make caramel corn. So I thought I should try making kettle corn in it! Rule #1, DO NOT put corn syrup in your stir crazy popcorn maker! You’ll end up with a scary burning mess that will take tons of elbow grease to clean off.

This is how it’s done right.

Stir-Crazy Kettle Corn Recipe

1/3 c. canola oil

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. popcorn kernels

Pour canola oil into bottom of popcorn maker. Sprinkle sugar on top, followed by popcorn kernels. Move little hands out of the way, place bowl on top, and plug in Stir-Crazy. Watch the kernels pop and then flip over and remove base when pops are 3 seconds apart. Sprinkle with salt to your liking, toss, and enjoy!

If you want to get really crazy, melt 1/4 c. chocolate chips and 1/4 c. white chocolate chips and drizzle on top! Place in a small bowl and microwave chips separately in 10 second increments, stirring until completely melted. Be careful not to overheat them! Lay your beautiful kettle corn in a single layer on waxed paper.

Drizzle to your heart’s content!

I make this and store it in gallon-sized Ziploc freezer bags. It’s the perfect snack when you want salty & sweet!

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