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    • MYO: Microwave Popcorn

      Did you know you can Make your Own Microwave Popcorn in under 4 minutes? Store bought Microwave popcorn is convenient, but it happens to be loaded with fats/oils/sodium, etc. You can make your own healthier, dirt cheap microwave popcorn, complete with various flavors of seasoning in under 4 minutes.


      You'll Need:
      paper bag (lunch size)
      1/4 cup popcorn kernels
      2 to 3 tablespoons melted butter (optional)
      Popcorn salt or table salt, to taste (optional)
      1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese or other cheese sprinkle (optional)



      Pour the (unpopped kernels) of popcorn in the paper bag.



      Fold the top of the bag over twice to close. (Each fold should be 1/2 inch deep; the kernels need room to pop.) Seal the bag with a tiny piece of tape (this is totally optional and we don't bother, we just fold the top thinly, twice and it doesn't open.)



      Put the bag in the microwave and cook on high power for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the pops are 5 seconds apart.


      Remove the bag from the oven and open it carefully, avoiding the steam. If desired, drizzle it with melted butter, then toss with salt and cheese, close the top, shake the bag to distribute it evenly, pour into a bowl and serve.

      Voila, Healthy snack in under 4 minutes.


      Our family prefers this variety over the less healthier store-bought version (which made headlines a few years back for potentially creating Lung Problems!)


      Want something a little different?

      Choose from a wide variety (80+) of our Gourmet Popcorn Recipes, such as herb popcorn seasoning mix, chili popcorn seasoning, Pesto Popcorn mix,

      Here are a few to get you started:

      1. Barbecued Popcorn Spice
      2. Cajun-Style Popcorn
      3. Cheesy Barbecue Popcorn
      4. Chili Popcorn Seasoning
      5. Dill Popcorn Seasoning
      6. Herb Popcorn Seasoning Mix



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      Comments 15 Comments
      1. kayersk's Avatar
        kayersk -
        YES! This will save me a ton of money. My family goes through 2-6pck boxes in a week.
      1. KK85KY's Avatar
        KK85KY -
        LOVE THIS! I will never buy store-bought popcorn again
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        FreebieQueen -
        So much healthier for you too! I make the copycat ranch dressing and add an extra teaspoon of dill then sprinkle it over the popcorn, it's everyones fave around here.
      1. Unregistered's Avatar
        Unregistered -
        I've done this before. I don't even tape the bag closed, just fold it down. As for seasoning, try fajita seasoning - my favorite! (If you can't find fajita seasoning, then you live too far north! )
      1. cjoybrass's Avatar
        cjoybrass -
        What a brilliant idea!
        I don't see the Pesto Popcorn mix, is it still available?
      1. mdbkids's Avatar
        mdbkids -
        We love this popcorn. Just add some coconut oil...yum. Really enhances the popcorn taste. Add a tad of salt too!
      1. jen111mac's Avatar
        jen111mac -
        For some reason there aren't any instructions shown on my page. It just shows me the "what you'll need" and then some photos. Do I melt the butter and then pour it in the bag? How long do I cook it for.
        Thanks so much for the great idea!
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        FreebieQueen -
        Quote Originally Posted by jen111mac View Post
        For some reason there aren't any instructions shown on my page. It just shows me the "what you'll need" and then some photos. Do I melt the butter and then pour it in the bag? How long do I cook it for.
        Thanks so much for the great idea!
        Hit Ctrl+Alt+F5 at the same time to force the page to reload. I think that'll solve your display issue
      1. Mommybott's Avatar
        Mommybott -
        Should the bag be upright or on it's side? We just tried it upright and waited for the five seconds between pops. It was a ball of burnt popcorn! We tried it again by laying it on it's side and only waited for three seconds between pops. It came out beautiful but there were a number of kernels that were left un-popped. What am I doing wrong? Also, should we add any butter or oil to the bag before we pop it? Thanks for your help on this. We love it anyway and will continue doing it. We love that it is so much healthier!
      1. reneemc's Avatar
        reneemc -
        I have tried this method with dried corn on cob popcorn. I don't know why I never thought to try this with regular corn kernels
      1. Purple4d's Avatar
        Purple4d -
        I love popcorn!! This is such a great snack. I can't wait to try the seasoning recipes.
      1. wphil32's Avatar
        wphil32 -
        Can't wait to try this. does the butter need to be melted first?
      1. Tnjsjojo's Avatar
        Tnjsjojo -
        Love this idea will make my own from now on
      1. devy62's Avatar
        devy62 -
        Wow, who knew it was this easy!
      1. pumpkinpie's Avatar
        pumpkinpie -
        love this idea ! how would i make kettle corn from this? any ideas?


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