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State Fair Kettle Corn

State Fair Kettle Corn

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"This will be an instant family hit; a bowl of the pop corn is so good it won't last a whole movie."
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1 h servings 199 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the corn oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the corn kernels once hot. When the first couple of kernels pop, stir in the white and brown sugars. Cover the pot with a lid, and agitate the pot in a circular motion on the stove. Allow the corn to pop, agitating constantly, until the rate has slowed down to one pop every two or three seconds. Remove the pot from the stove, and shake the pot until the popping stops. Pour into a large bowl, and allow to cool to room temperature. Break apart the large clumps of popcorn by hand, and season with salt to taste.


  • Editor's Note
  • Be very careful when popping the corn and pouring it out of the pot. The sugar will be very hot and can cause severe burns.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 40 Ratings

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I love the taste of this kettle corn, but for future makers you need to be careful. I ran into a problem with the sugar, following the directions I waited for a few pieces to pop before adding i...

Most helpful critical review

I made this twice and both times I burned the sugar. Maybe medium heat is a little too hot.

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I love the taste of this kettle corn, but for future makers you need to be careful. I ran into a problem with the sugar, following the directions I waited for a few pieces to pop before adding i...

Awesome! I doubled all ingredients, except the oil I left 1/4 cup. I also threw in the salt (maybe 1/2 teaspoon) along with the sugars. It tasted like a light version of caramel popcorn but w...

For a quick, easy and tasty snack you can't beat it. It was just the right amount of sweetness for us.

Yum! I used a little more brown sugar that this recipe called for. It was great!

Super easy, followed as is it yields a good sized bowl of crispy, crunchy, and certainly sugary, popcorn. On a scale of 100 I'd give this a 95 but that's still an A. Some recipe notes after tr...

This is soooooooooooooo good! I will never eat bagged kettle corn again! This is so amazing while hot and has a crispy outer shell...the only thing I'd do next time around is add a little more s...

My boyfriend & I made a small batch of this the other day to try it and we were blown away! It tastes exactly like the kettle corn I buy at fairs & festivals. I'm so glad I can now make this a...

Excellent recipe! I adapted it to my electric popcorn popper and it was GREAT! (1/4 C oil to 1/2C popcorn - let them heat until they are "sizzling" then sprinkle sugars over. I shook the popper ...

This is the best kettle corn recipe on this site!

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