Recipe: The Yummiest, Sugar Free, Homemade Kettlecorn

Our friends Will & Gina got us a popcorn air popper for my bridal shower. We hadn’t registered for it but they got one for their wedding and assured us it was a must have. They were dead on. We’ve made popcorn pretty much every day since we got it (minus our honeymoon because we were away but I legitimately missed the thing). I actually now feel stupid that we didn’t register for it. Good thing we have smart and awesome friends.

Anyhoo, plain popcorn is great but there are infinite ways it can be jazzed up. Kettlecorn is my favorite so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I wanted to start with a relatively healthy version so I made up my own sugar free batch and it totally worked. You’ve gotta try it! Even if you don’t have an air popper, which I recommend you go buy right now, you could pour this over microwave (shudder) popcorn or make your own in a dutch oven!

Kim’s Yummy, Sugar Free, Homemade Kettlecorn
2 tbsp. salted butter
3 tbsp. water
1 tbsp. honey
1.5 tbsp. agave sweetner
1 pinch kosher salt
1/2 cup popcorn kernels

Hardware needed: Air popcorn popper, small sauce pan, glass bowl, spatula, and a small bowl/ramekin

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Make your sweet butter sauce. Boil all of your ingredients except the popcorn kernels together for 3-5 minutes (be sure not to burn it). It’ll reduce and thicken a bit. When it’s done remove it from the heat.

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Prep your air popper: set up your bowl and add 1/2 cup kernels to the cup.

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Plug in and let her rip! The popper does all the work here: heating the corn, popping it, and then pushing it up and out into your bowl. This process takes 2-3 minutes.

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You could eat it plain like this but trust me, you want to continue on…

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Add half of the sweet butter mixture over the popcorn and stir.

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After that’s combined add the second half of the mixture and stir again.

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Put your kettlecorn in a small bowl and, if you’re patient, let it cool a bit. If you’re like me, you can totally eat it warm. Whatever. Enjoy!

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Also, I just realized that everything used in this post (pot, silicone spatula, air popper, glass bowl, ramekin) was given to us as a wedding gift. This kitchen upgrade has been a major win!

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, yoga, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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4 Responses to Recipe: The Yummiest, Sugar Free, Homemade Kettlecorn

  1. cookinghealthyforme says:

    Holy Cow! That looks amazing! I love kettle corn!

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