Honey Kettle Corn Recipe- Refined Sugar Free

I love popcorn. Its a great frugal healthy snack. One thing I love about popcorn is it is so quick and easy to make, is very filling, and just a few unpopped kernels makes a large amount of popcorn, so storing it doesn't take up a lot of room. If you're currently using microwave popcorn, make your own- its very easy, much cheaper, and much healthier.
While plain salted popcorn is nice, sometimes you want something sweet to nosh on. I learned how to make kettle corn, a non dairy alternative to caramel popcorn, a few years ago already, but now we're striving to make our home refined sugar free, making kettle corn a no go. Fortunately, I've figured out how to make kettle corn with honey, so that you get the same treat, only healthier! This has been a big hit with my family and friends.

Honey Kettle Corn Recipe- Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Easy

1/3 cup oil (I use coconut oil, but any will do)
1 cup unpopped corn
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon salt

1. Put the oil in a large pot. Heat for a minute or so on a medium/high heat.

2. Pour the popcorn into the pan and cover.

3. Shake the pot of popcorn every 30 seconds or so, holding down the cover (with a hot mitt if necessary) so it doesn't fly off.

4. When the popping slows down and you no longer hear at least one pop every 3 or 4 seconds, turn off the fire, and immediately pour the popcorn into a large bowl.

5. Pour the honey into a pot. Heat it up until it starts boiling.

6. Mixing the honey frequently, boil the honey for 3 minutes.

7. Pour the boiled honey onto the popcorn, add salt, and mix well with a long mixing spoon. (Don't touch with your hands as the honey is very hot and can burn you.)

8. Let cool and enjoy!

Are you a popcorn fan or no? Do you make yours at home from scratch, microwave it, or buy it ready made?
Have you ever had kettle corn? Ever made it before? Do you make yours with sugar or honey? 
Does this seem like a recipe you'd try?

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  1. Just made this...It came out great! My three year old approved it, so this will become a tradition in our house. Thank you!

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