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seasoned kettle corn

Spicy Sweet Seasoned Kettle Corn.

This spicy sweet seasoned kettle corn is the perfect snack! Sweet, salty, and so tasty!

Course Snack
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 202 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke



  1. In a small bowl or cup, mix the salt, paprika, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, and celery salt. Set aside. 

  2. 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). 

  3. Once a test kernel pops, add the rest of the popcorn kernels and the sugar, and stir constantly for about 30 seconds. 

  4. Place the lid on the pot, and continue to pop, while shaking the pot constantly to avoid burning the sugar. 

  5. 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. 

  6. Enjoy, but be sure to let it cool slightly, as the sugar gets quite hot!

Recipe Notes

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. 

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sweet Seasoned Kettle Corn.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 295mg13%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.