Black Pepper Kettle Corn

Sweet and savory flavors collide to pack loads of luscious character with a spicy kick into each tiny morsel. If you love popcorn, this recipe is an absolute must-make!


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in an 8-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn and cook, shaking occasionally, 2 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar, salt, and black pepper, cover and cook, shaking often, until popcorn begins to pop.
  3. Continue cooking, shaking constantly to keep sugar from burning, until popping slows.
  4. Remove from the heat and immediately pour into a large bowl.