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5-Minute Kettle Corn

Kettle korn

Perhaps the most simple recipe that has ever graced the pages of my blog comes to you via Beautiful Disasters, my assignment this month for the Secret Recipe Club. This blog is written by Casey, a high school athlete. I admire the fact that she is able to maintain such a creative and cute cooking blog at this time in her life. I was a high school athlete and though it was over a decade ago, I can't imagine having the time to be that creative! So kudos to you, Casey!! Anyway, after flipping through Casey's entire blog, for some reason I kept coming back to this 5-minute homemade popcorn recipe. Joel and I do enjoy popcorn, but we always buy a box of microwave popcorn bags. Even if we try to grab the "light" buttered variety, you never really know how much junk is in it, so the simplicity of this recipe really caught my eye. I enjoyed how easy this popcorn is to make, and it is very tasty too, which is a good thing because the smallest sized bag of kernels that my store had was 2 pounds. Looks like I'll be enjoying homemade popcorn quite often!

2 tablespoons Popcorn Kernels
2 teaspoon Oil
1 tablespoon Sugar
Dash of Salt
Brown Paper Lunch Bag

Pour the kernels, oil, sugar, and salt into a small bowl and mix until all kernels are coated. Pour the bowl's contents into the brown paper bag. Fold the top of the bag over 1 inch, then fold over again 1 inch. Place the bag in the microwave on the popcorn setting, or for about 1 minute and 15 seconds. Either way, turn off the microwave when the popping slows to less than one pop every second to avoid burning. Open slowly and carefully. Serves one (or like Casey says, 2 if you are nice!).

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Reader Comments (18)

I love kettle corn but I've never made it before. I can't beleive how easy it is!

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHezzi-D

Yay! So glad you enjoyed the popcorn. I know I love making that as a nice little controlled portion snack or else I know I could just devour the entire bag of microwaved popcorn mindlessly.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

I LOVE kettle corn! I love how easy this recipe is and how it doesn't create any mess! Yummy!

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Am I the only one who thinks "when the pooping slows down" is funny??
I always toss the sugar on after popping (or pooping) because I thought it would burn during cooking. No? Yay!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

oh wow! we love kettle corn but i've never even considered making it myself. will definitely have to give it a try! glad to meet you through the SRC - i'm a fellow group D'er! =)

Wow, that is simple. Funny, I am not a fan of kettle corn but my family loves it. They always buy it at fairs and stuff. I need to save money and make this for them, thanks!

We've been making microwave popcorn in a paper bag for quite awhile now, I love that with just an extra ingredient, I can enjoy kettle corn too.

Wow! Kettle Corn in the microwave? LOVE IT!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDouble Dipped Life

Great idea! Can't wait to try this!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

I cannot believe you found a recipe to make Kettle Corn in 5 minutes - that's crazy and it looks delicious!! Great choice!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Am I the only one who thinks "when the pooping slows down" is funny??
I always toss the sugar on after popping (or pooping) because I thought it would burn during cooking. No? Yay!"

Thanks for bringing that error to my attention. To answer your question, mine did not burn when I put the sugar on prior to microwaving. It turned out very well, actually!

March 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterMelissa

wow! How easy is that!!!!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkirstin

Salty, sweet , quick and crunchy. Sounds like everything I love has been check marked with this snack :)

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRenee - Kudos Kitchen

That kettle corn looks just like the kind you buy. I imagine it tasted super.

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I'm such a sucker for any kind of popcorn, especially kettle corn.

March 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTamar

we have not had a microwave for almost a year but when we move soon we are getting one. I can't wait. I'll have to give this a try.

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Have a Great Day :)

March 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

My husband is not a kettle corn fan, so this is perfect for me! I just made it for a snack and my 2 year old and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

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