Healthy Homemade Kettlecorn
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it near the stove. You'll pour the popcorn onto this sheet to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the coconut sugar and salt. You'll also want to measure the kernels so that both of these will be ready to add when the oil gets hot.
  3. Measure the coconut oil into a large 4-quart sauce pot with a lid and drop three kernels of popping corn into the oil. These three kernels with let you know when the oil is hot. Cover withe the lid and set over medium-high heat.
  4. When you hear one of the kernels pop, uncover the pot and pour in the rest of the kernels and the sugar/salt mix. Quickly stir everything together to coat the kernels and replace the lid.
  5. Shake the pan occasionally as the popcorn starts to pop, and then more frequently and vigorously as the popping increases. Rest the pot on the burner every few seconds to maintain the heat.
  6. Listen closely - when you hear the popping begin to slow to 1-2 seconds between pops, remove the pan from heat. Don't wait for the popping to stop completely or you'll burn the popcorn. Total popping time on my gas stove is right around 3 minutes.
  7. Immediately after removing from the heat, uncover the pot, give the popcorn a quick stir, and then pour it onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a spoon to spread the popcorn into an even layer to cool.
  8. Let the kettle corn cool for at least 5 minutes - the popcorn with crisp as it cools. Eat immediately or store in an airtight container for several days (if you can get it to last that long! :)
  9. Start cleaning the pan as soon as you dump out the popcorn by filling it immediately with hot water. I just put the pan full of hot water back onto the stove for a few minutes and any cooked sugar cleans off easily.
{serving size = 4 cups - recipe makes 4 servings}

189 calories, 11g fat, 1.6g fiber, 0g protein

*Actual nutrition info may vary based on exact ingredients used. Find this recipe on MyFitnessPal at FG8 Healthy Homemade Kettle Corn
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