This cleaned-up kettle corn satisfies those pesky salty-sweet cravings without all the refined sugar. It’s the perfect afternoon snack or movie-night treat.
1. Combine the coconut sugar and sea salt in a small bowl.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a large metal pasta pot (or similar) over medium-high heat. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons in a separate saucepan and set aside until needed.
3. First, add 2 corn kernels to test the oil temperature. Cover with the lid, leaving it slightly ajar, and cook until the kernels pop. (When it pops, you’ll know the oil is ready.)
4. Then add the ½ cup corn and cook with the lid slightly ajar, shaking the pot every 30 seconds or so until almost all of the corn has popped (you’ll know because there will suddenly be much longer breaks between popping sounds).
5. Turn off the heat and pour over the remaining 2 tablespoons coconut oil, tossing with a wooden spoon. Continuously sprinkle over the coconut sugar and salt mixture, constantly stirring with the wooden spoon to evenly coat all of the kernels.
6. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and let cool before eating.