Whirley Pop Kettle Corn

This is a quick recipe for my Stella whose favorite popcorn is this kettle corn made in the Whirley Pop stove top popper.  My sister in-law turned us onto this popper which is truly easy  and fun to use and makes fantastic popcorn.  I'm adding this to the blog so Stella will always have the recipe.

2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/3 Cup Popcorn Kernels
2 Tablespoons Fine Bakers Sugar
2/3 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

Our Whirley Pop popper is the 6 quart size and the recipe above makes maybe just over 4 quarts.  For the kettle corn I find that not making a full batch is better as the sugar will sometimes burn with the kettle is full.
Coconut is the best oil to use.
Place the popper over medium heat.  Add the coconut oil and then the kernels and stir together using the crank handle until the oil is melted.  
Keep the lid closed during the whole process except when you are adding things to the popper.
Continue to stir for another 30 seconds and then add the sugar and salt. 
Slowly turn the crank on the handle until the kernels begin to pop.  
As more kernels pop, start turning the crank faster.  The idea is to make sure the sugar and salt are well distributed within the popcorn.
Once the popping slows down to a pop every couple of seconds, remove the popper from the heat.  
Remove popcorn to a bowl immediately, otherwise the popcorn will stick to the popper.
The popcorn is a perfect combination of sweet and salty, light and crunchy and not greasy at all.  Yum!


  1. Yum! I love my whirley pop and I've always wondered how to make decent kettle corn in it.


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