Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hop on Pop

People, we have been hoodwinked. Think of all that money you have spent - especially during college - on microwave popcorn. All those lovely dollars, that had you not spent them on $5 plus boxes of microwave popcorn, you might have saved and bought something really useful, like a couch, or maybe a lovely bag.

Well now you can save those dollars and make your own microwave popcorn, for a fraction of the cost (if you are so inclined of course...) This may not be news to you, but this was very exciting news to me, so I decided I would try it out for myself and share it with you!

All you need is regular popcorn, a brown paper bag & a microwave.
Here is a little tutorial on Homemade Microwave Popcorn

1) Scoop a heaping 1/4 cup regular kernels

(like this, but a little more on the "heaping" side)

2) Dump in regular brown lunch bag

3) Fold over top 3 or 4 times in small tight folds.

4) Put in Microwave and cook for 2 Minutes or until the moment you hear the pops get further and further apart.

5) Top with your favorite toppings - salt, melted butter, brewers yeast, m&m's, a fake cob of corn....

Of course like all microwave popcorn, if you don't get it out in time it may burn a little. As mine did (don't worry I have done this successfully before) the day I decided to document it.
Of course.

Bon Appetite!


  1. Oh my goodness, I can't believe how easy that is. Thanks for sharing, I never knew!

  2. I pop mine on the stove (so yummy), but yours look much healthier. Does it taste "healthy"?

  3. I started doing this right before Christmas, and was really excited about it. And then I started worrying about the chemicals in the bag and the glue used on the bottom. Have you thought about this or is there some kind of special food grade bags? I think I purchased mine at a big club store years ago.

  4. WHAT!?! Ok, this is so exciting. :)

  5. From what I have read most brown lunch bags are "safe for direct food contact" and if you don't want to use the recycled ones you can use the white 100% all new materials ones. I am sure the heat somewhat changes it all, but I frankly can't imagine it being worse than regular microwave bags... But that is just me! Other than that it is all guess work! Pop away at your own discretion : )
    Also, yes it taste really healthy until I coat it with butter & chocolate! Lol. Thanks everyone!!

  6. This is the best way to make popcorn and healthy...before I add butter, lemon pepper and Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning to it. : )
    My daughter introduced her dorm floor mates to it last year and it was a huge hit for broke, always hungry students.

  7. I used to make popcorn like that all the time, although I can't for the life of me remember where I learned it from. And surely it's not something I picked up all on my own!

    Totally random, but I was thinking the other day about how we made chocolate chip cookies in my bedroom that one time! Ahhh, priceless memories :)

  8. I can't believe it! I'm a total Popcorn Addict and never heard this before. You can bet I'll try it tonight!

  9. around my house, we are hooked on popping corn in olive oil in a stove top popcorn popper. i bought one at target and it's the kind with a crank. the popcorn comes out DELISH and makes it a little event. the perfect drink? A&W rootbeer. ooh la la!


  10. I feel thrifty now! What cute pictures ~ especially the corn and the pink plate. Love the vintage tablecloth!!! Blessings, Katie

  11. Anonymous11:02 AM

    I love this tutorial! I am going to give it a try, too. Been in a real popcorn mood lately!


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