Thursday, June 9, 2016

Lighter Coconut Oil Kettle Corn

I do like to cut back on calories if possible and one great example is this Lighter Coconut Oil Kettle Corn. In my version the popcorn doesn't get completely covered by a hard candy coating, but it's just sweet enough to be a nice treat without being overly naughty. There's a wonderful hint of coconut flavor without it being overpowering and it's salted to taste, I like pink Himalayan salt. This is starting to sound like a fairly healthy snack, isn't it:@)
Sub vegetable oil if you don't have coconut, but I think you'll find lot's of uses for coconut oil if you get a jar folks!
Note: All oils/fats are high in calories and sugar is sugar, but I call this "lighter" 
because I'm using up to 2/3-3/4 less oil and sugar than I've seen in other kettle corn recipes.

Lighter Coconut Oil Kettle Corn
1 Tblsp unrefined, cold pressed, virgin coconut oil
1/4 C popcorn
1 Tblsp sugar
salt to taste
  • In 3 quart pot with lid, using medium heat, melt oil and add three kernels of popcorn. When they pop add the rest of the corn and sprinkle in the sugar. Add lid and shake vigorously until the popping slows way down. Remove from heat, pour into bowl (be careful, melted sugar is hot and sometimes a kernel will pop outside of the pot) and sprinkle with salt. 
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. Sounds perfect for a sweet & salty treat Lynn! I'd happily munch on popcorn for a meal if I didn't have to cook :)

  2. I've started using coconut oil more frequently lately, it's good stuff! Nothing's better than a salty sweet bite!

  3. That sounds delicious; we have coconut oil in our refrigerator and can always use another way to use it.

  4. I make a lot of popcorn and I'm going to try the coconut oil. I never thought to use it for popping!

  5. I have used coconut oil for popping my popcorn, but I haven't added the SUGAR! I am doing that, because I love kettle corn. Thanks, Lynn!

  6. Oh, this is one I'm going to try. Love popcorn and kettle corn. We use coconut oil on Sadie's kibble. She loves it!

  7. Sounds great! I love anything that has the promise of not letting me gain weight, lol..
    Love popcorn and kettle corn, so thanks so much for the recipe Lynn.


  8. This sounds amazing! I eat popcorn nearly every day and now I need to try your "nearly" guilt free kettle corn (I have a feeling I'd put away a whole batch myself!).

  9. This sounds great Lynn! I'll be the one eating popcorn in the garden this weekend :o)

  10. I love popcorn and this looks great! Thank you so much for sharing, Lynn. Oh, and I absolutely love your profile pic!!! :)

  11. I will have to give this one a try. Popcorn is our favorite snack!

  12. We love popcorn and eat it fairly often but have never tried Kettle Corn. I have to get our Whirley Pop out and try this soon!

  13. We have popcorn for a snack at least once a week and I have never thought of using coconut oil to make it. I can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen


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