Paper Bag Popcorn

So I was sitting at work today thinking about food. I was hungry apparently... anyways... I started thinking about popcorn and how much I love microwave popcorn because it's easy and I don't have to clean anything after I make it. But then I thought about the things I hated about microwave popcorn... how much it costs, how much more unhealthy it is than regular popcorn. Ok... so there are only two things I hate about microwave popcorn. This got my wheels turning... could I make my own microwave popcorn????

The answer folks is, YES YOU CAN!

All you need are popcorn kernels, a brown paper lunch bag, and a microwave!

Ok. Listen up. You'll have to follow these directions very carefully...
Alright. I'm kidding. This is so easy anyone could do it! This would be a great thing for your kiddos to do before the fam cuddles up on the couch for a movie night!

Begin by measuring out anywhere between 1/4 C. and 1/2 C of popcorn kernels. Pour them in to your paperbag. Fold the top of your paperbag bag over a couple of times. Put the bag in the microwave on its side... just like you would with a microwave bag. Allow the popcorn to cook in the microwave on high between 2-3 minutes. Keep an eye on it while its popping to make sure it doesn't burn.

Be careful opening the top of the bag because it will be steamy!!!


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Why didn't I think of this?!?! I have popcorn kernals...and have had them forever because I never want to make them on the stove. I'm totally trying this. If you'd like another place to share it I'm hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. I'd be great to see you linked up. :)

My Lovebug Baby said...

This is fantastic, thanks for sharing!
Monika, My Lovebug Baby

P.S. Found you on TipJunkie!

micki @ ADD housewife said...

This is so awesome! I'm glad other people are jumping on the bandwagon with this. I've been making my own "microwave" popcorn for awhile. People think i'm crazy. Ok, well maybe I am. Found you on the its a cinch link party!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks so much for the inspriation!
I need to do this....so much cheaper than if I used regular microwave popcorn!

Thanks for joining the party.


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What??? Really???? I had no idea you could do this! Where have I been living? Under a rock?

I'm pinning this one!

Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!



Linda @ it all started with paint said...

And I FB shared too ...



Whitney @ The Rooster And The Hen said...

Really? It's that easy? This I gotta try. Stopping by from Linda's FB shout.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Thanks so much for linking up, I'm going to pin it. :)

Doug Pire said...

I have always found that just a spritz of butter flavor cooking spray helps. Just a schmeckon of flavor and more consistent results.

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

I hear you - I love popcorn but all that unhealthy oil kills me. What a perfect DIY solution!

So glad you joined our Cinch party.

Ashley said...

what a great and EASY idea! totally trying this!


- found you via the link up on Scatter Girls