Made with just a few simple ingredients, this quick and easy vegan kettle corn recipe is a deliciously sweet and salty snack, perfect for a night in with friends or family!

Forget the movie theatre popcorn! If you’ve never made popcorn at home on a stovetop before, you definitely need to try my sweet and salty vegan kettle corn recipe. It’s super easy and quick to make (only about 5 minutes!), it tastes better and is no doubt the healthier alternative. I personally prefer stovetop popcorn to other options because I think it tastes significantly better than air-popped popcorn or microwave popcorn.

Making popcorn at home on the stove can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but it’s really easy! You only need 3-4 pantry-staple ingredients to make this vegan kettle corn. And hey, if you mess up, no harm no foul. Doesn’t take long to make, so just try again if it ends up being a little too burnt for your taste.

MAIN INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE Vegan Kettle Corn

  • Popcorn kernels – Really any kernels will do the job, but organic popcorn, like the ones from Arrowhead Mills, is preferable!

  • Coconut Oil –  Acting as both cooking oil and flavor booster, this oil gives the popcorn a mildly sweet and almost nutty flavor. You can use vegetable oil, canola oil or avocado oil instead though.

  • Cane Sugar – This is what I prefer to use but you can opt for white sugar, coconut sugar or even brown sugar if you’re feeling something extra sweet!

  • Sea Salt – This is totally optional and can be added to your liking once it’s cooled off.

Kettle Corn Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Samantha Course: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

7

minutes

Made with just a few simple ingredients, this quick and easy vegan kettle corn recipe is a deliciously sweet and salty snack, perfect for a night in with friends or family!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup corn kernels

  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar

  • Sea salt to taste

Directions

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add in the corn kernels and sugar.
  • Cover pot with lid and shake constantly until you hear a 2-3 second break in between pops. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving. Add sea salt to your preferred taste.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Oil: I used coconut oil, but canola oil or avocado oil would work as well.
  • Sugar: I used cane sugar, but white sugar, coconut sugar, or even brown sugar would taste great.
  • To store homemade kettle corn (if you have any leftover!) you can simply place it in a large zip-lock bag and store it in your pantry until ready to enjoy.

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