Red or Green Kettle Korn


  • 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon, or to taste, coconut, rum, vanilla or other extracts)


  1. Heat electric stove (just above medium setting). For gas stoves set low, never higher; preheating is unnecessary.
  2. Pour all ingredients into popper. Stir constantly until popcorn has finished popping.
  3. Quickly empty pan onto cookie sheet.
  4. While the corn cools, take popper immediately to sink, run hot water into it with liquid detergent. Close lid on suds and let it soak for easy clean-up.
  5. When glazed popcorn is cool, break into pieces. Pick out any unpopped kernels.
  6. Store finished glazed corn in an airtight canister or jar.

Makes approximately 4 quarts glazed popcorn.

To add color: Add a few drops of food coloring on the unmelted sugar when ingredients are put in popper. Don't put in one spot as it will lump. Dot small amounts around in 6 or 8 places.