Coconut Kettle-Corn {Recipe}

Hello my name is Beth and I love kettle-corn.

A popcorn fan I have never been, but kettle-corn? I just can’t get enough of that stuff. It is the perfect cross of caramel corn and popcorn but takes little to no effort to make. I started making kettle corn a little over a year ago, but just recently I discovered the “secret” ingredient that changed everything for the better. 

A super simple, addicting kettle corn that uses coconut oil.
That key ingredient was coconut oil.

This coconut kettle corn is crisp, sweet, and has just the slightest bit of coconut flavor. It quickly became a family favorite and the only way we’ll make kettle-corn from now on. 

A super simple, addicting kettle corn that uses coconut oil.

Coconut Kettle-Corn
A super simple, addicting kettle corn that uses coconut oil.
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567 calories
114 g
0 g
15 g
2 g
12 g
187 g
167 g
104 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567
Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 167mg
Total Carbohydrates 114g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 104g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 T Coconut Oil
  2. 1/2 C Popping Corn
  3. 1/2 C Sugar
  4. Salt to taste
  1. 1) Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan that has a lid (5 qts or bigger) place 1 or 2 kernels in it.
  2. 2) When one of the kernels pops, quickly stir in the sugar and the popcorn.
  3. 3) Shake the pan occasionally as the popcorn starts to pop, and then more frequently and intensely as the popping increases. Put the pot back on the burner every few seconds to retain heat.
  4. 4) When the popping slows down pour onto a large cookie sheet, and sprinkle with salt.
  5. 5) Once cooled break apart, remove any un-popped kernels, and store in an air-tight bag.
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So the next time you craving something salty and sweet for your next family movie night I hope you’ll remember this recipe and give it a try.

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  • This looks so tasty. I love kettle corn…and everything coconut!

    • Me too!!! This stuff is a little slice of heaven for me.

  • Ooh La la!!! This looks divine. I’m starting to use coconut oil in cooking as well

    • I am a HUGE coconut fan so that little hint that it gives things makes me smile. This stuff is so good. The only problem is how quickly it is gone.

  • I am going to make this for the boys. THEY LOVE POPCORN of any kind, kettle too!

    • You totally should! It is flipping awesome :)!

  • chall1018

    Confession – I am not the biggest fan of popcorn. But Kettle Corn? Give me a bucket and a shovel of that stuff. Ha. I love that you make your own! Coconut oil? Genius! I have got to try this!!! Thanks for sharing.

    • I am the same exact way! Something about that salty sweet combo has me hooked! I hope you try and love it!

  • This sounds amazing! I’ve never made my own kettle corn before, but fun fact, my first job was working at a movie theater, so I can make a MEAN batch of popcorn! Mine was always the best! ;o)

    • That is like the best life skill ever and something that should totally be on your resume :P. I bet your kids love your awesome skill. You should totally try the kettle corn too!

  • Do you think a cast iron pot would work for this? Im dying to try new uses for that thing!

    • I am sure it would but good Lord shaking it vigorously may be exhausting, lololol.

  • Yum! This sounds so good, I had no idea how to make kettle corn, didn’t realize the trick was to put the sugar while it’s popping. One of my favorite things is eating popcorn that my parents make on the stove, haven’t had that in a LONG time.

    • It is so easy! Make me feel silly for buying $5 bags of it :P. That is a fun memory. You should totally recreate it :).

  • Sounds delish!!!! I may have to try this with Stevia and see how it turns out

    • If you do be sure to let me know how it turns out!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    YUM!! I love me some Kettle Corn, and this sounds easy enough!

  • Oh, yum! I am definitely trying this with my low carb sweetner…although it probably won’t be as good without sugar! On a side note, does your shirt match your tablecloth? If so, that’s really impressive!

    • Well it is worth a shot! Baha ha! You and my friend Anna were the only two that noticed. Yes, it totally matches but I swear it was a complete fluke.

  • I love kettle corn but have never made my own or tried it with coconut oil. I’m definitely going to have to try this since you said it takes it up a notch!

  • YUM! I’ve never made my own kettle corn but this seems simple enough!

  • Mmmm…. kettle corn. One of my favorites (after elephant ears) when we head to fairs. Your recipe sounds delicious!

    • What are elephant ears?! Guess I am off to Google that now. Thanks lady.

      • They are like funnel cakes. Fried dough, cinnamon and sugar (and probably a days worth of calories…)

  • Oh my goodness, this looks SO good! XOXO

  • Roseann Hampton

    I love kettle corn but have never made my own. Thanks for the recipe!

    • You are so welcome. It is super addictive and the coconut oil makes it even better! I hope you love it!

  • I am so totally going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party – I’ll be featuring you tomorrow morning when the next party goes live!

    • It is SO good! I even made it with half the sugar and it was still amazing. Thank you so much for the feature!