This delicious seasoned kettle corn is spicy, sweet, and hard to stop eating! The perfect snack to enjoy while watching a movie!
Did you know that you can make kettle corn at home?
Once I heard this news, I was blown away. Sure, homemade popcorn is great, and we make it pretty regularly around here.
But homemade kettle corn?! That I don’t have to go to a fair or farmer’s market to get? Now that’s really awesome.
We all know that kettle corn is sweet and salty, but today we’re going to take it a step further with this spicy sweet seasoned kettle corn.
This seasoned kettle corn is just the right combination of salt, sugar, and spices. It’s perfect for snacking on while you watch a movie or the big game.
If you don’t want to include all these spices, feel free to use what you like. Want to try a little smoked paprika, or some smoked sea salt? Go for it! Not interested in garlic powder? Leave it out. Want it hotter? Add a little cayenne pepper.
If you prefer to just stick to salty sweet kettle corn, you can do that, too! You do need to use sugar as far as I know. I haven’t tried it with a sugar substitute or maple syrup. I don’t think that would work, so I don’t recommend it.
This seasoned kettle corn is always a big hit, so if you’re having a party, you’ll want to make multiple batches of this snack.
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Spicy Sweet Seasoned Kettle Corn.
This spicy sweet seasoned kettle corn is the perfect snack! Sweet, salty, and so tasty!
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
- 2 ½ Tablespoons organic cane sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ⅛ teaspoon celery salt
In a small bowl or cup, mix the salt, paprika, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, and celery salt. Set aside.
Place the coconut oil and three kernels in the bottom of a large, heavy bottomed pot that has a lid. Heat the oil over medium high heat (about 6 on an electric stove).
Once a test kernel pops, add the rest of the popcorn kernels and the sugar, and stir constantly for about 30 seconds.
Place the lid on the pot, and continue to pop, while shaking the pot constantly to avoid burning the sugar.
Once there are two seconds between pops, remove the pot from the heat. Pour the popcorn in a large serving bowl. Pour the spices on top and toss with two large spoons or spatulas.
Enjoy, but be sure to let it cool slightly, as the sugar gets quite hot!
I used sweet paprika, but you can use smoked paprika if you prefer.
If you'd like this spicier, you can add a little cayenne pepper.
I wouldn't try this with a different sweetener - cane sugar or white sugar is your best bet. Brown sugar will burn, and I have not tried any sugar substitutes.
This seasoned kettle corn is:
- free of the top allergens
- naturally gluten free
- so tasty and delicious
I hope you love this spiced kettle corn as much as we do! If you’re looking for other snack ideas, try these crunchy gluten free crackers or this chex mix.
Best kettle corn you can make
I am really excited to try this. I enjoy making my own popcorn and it is a staple at our house. Just a tip… I have found if you I use a wood spice grinder to crush the spices as finely as I have patience for. It helps the spices to stick to the popcorn. Probably not an issue in this recipe since it has sugar ;)