Harvest Spiced Kettle Corn

Harvest Spiced Kettle Corn

Kettle corn… first, there’s the crunch of freshly popped popcorn. Then, there’s the perfect tension between salty and sweet.

Whenever we visit our local farmer’s market and the kettle corn guy is there, we always seem to end up with a too-large bag of this toothsome popcorn that gets nearly eaten before we even make it home.

I’m always a little afraid to ask what’s in the popcorn, but I’m guessing corn syrup and rancid canola oil {or something similarly unhealthful}, so I usually don’t ask. But, what if you could make your own kettle corn at home and control the quality and quantity of the ingredients?

The good news is: You can! It’s so simple.

Harvest Spiced Kettle Corn

1/4 – 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
½ cup organic popping corn kernels
1 tbsp organic sugar
1/4 tsp fine sea salt, or to taste
1/2 – 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Melt the coconut oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. {I used 1/4 cup coconut oil, but had to be very vigilant to keep shaking, so the popcorn on the bottom wouldn’t burn. I think somewhere in between 1/4 and 1/2 cup would be ideal!} Add popcorn and cover the pot with a lid. When the first kernel pops, add the organic sugar, re-cover, and shake the pot continually to avoid burning. Once the popping slows down, remove the stockpot from the heat and keep covered until popping stops. Sprinkle with sea salt and pumpkin pie spice and stir. {1/2 tsp. of spice gives a very subtle hint of spice; you probably want to start there and add more, as desired.} Enjoy!

What about you? do you have a favorite popcorn or fall snack recipe? Let us know about it!

Did you miss the first two weeks of Fall Flavors: A Recipe Series?

You can find recipes for Maple Vanilla Coffee Creamer, Pumpkin Spice ButterCurry Butternut Buttermilk Dressing, and Slow Cooker Pumpkin Lasagna.

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  1. oh how my husband would adore this popcorn! (and yes, do use the Trader Joe’s tin for the frozen hot chocolate)
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  2. Oh yum! We love popcorn in our house – it’s our number one favorite snack. I’ve made kettle corn, but never once thought to add spices to it. What a great idea – especially for this time of the year!
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  3. Oh goodness, you are always coming up with amazing recipes! This sounds amazing and I must have some right now. 🙂
    Here is our version of a wonderful fall recipe. http://covenantranchonline.com/uncategorized/autumn-candy-corn/
    Enjoy your evening!
    ~Tandy on behalf of everyone at A Moment with Mom.


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