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.
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: