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Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn

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I was at my uber foodie friend's house and somehow we got taking about popcorn (we always talk about food). I said I make my own microwave popcorn. She had not heard of it. Well I figured if she had not, maybe some of you have not. It is sooo easy and cheap !!!

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Here is what you need.

1/2 cup popcorn

1 paper bag

olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

a stapler

Microwave pop

In a paper-bag put the popcorn, a drizzle of oil and salt. Give the bag a shake to coat the popcorn. Fold over the top of the bag 1/2 inch and staple one staple in the center. About the staple, your microwave can handle one staple. At lest that is what I have read and I have never had a problem. BUT do learn from me, lay you bag on the side. If it touches the top, it can burn it.

Now timing takes a bit of playing with. It runs between 3 1/2 minutes- 4 minutes. Do not leave your popcorn it can burn. Listen to the popping and when it goes from constant popping to 3 second or so pause between popping, that is the time to pull it. It take a few times but then you will learn how you microwave works.

Be careful the popcorn is hot, tear open the bag and you might have to give the bag a squish to break up the popcorn. I like to drizzle a little butter with curry powder and dried granulated garlic. Then to gild the lily, I sprinkle sharp cheddar cheese over the top and set it under the broiler. Enjoy xoxoxo 


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I think your blog is perfect! I have to visit all the time.


Oooo! I can't wait to try this popcorn recipe...THanks!!

pearl maple

Wow, your explanation is so simple, you would have thought we girls that grew up on jiffy pop would have figured this out before. Thanks for sharing the tip with us, no need to buy the packaged stuff any more !

Sara's Sweet Surprise

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I had not heard of this, it's great.
We love popcorn!



ThanX for the tip! My favorite is the old-fashioned kettle method, but this sounds like a great alternative ~ especially if the piXies are fiXin it. We like to add fresh ground black pepper along with sea salt to our hot, buttered popcorn. Yummy!

Sharon D.

Dear Clarice,

Autumn Blessings to you and yours! :) Thanks for sharing this. We started making our own about 6 months ago when a friend had shared it with us. We like to use an old fashioned popper to make Kettle Corn too.

Have a wonderful day!



Dear Clarice,

You are so clever! We have not used a micro-wave for over 12 years, so I pop it the old-fashioned way for Adam and Justin. I love your ideas for toppings!!! Your photos are lovely!
Love, Paula


Clarice, thanks for such an easy snack. I always wondered whether you could make your own popcorn in the microwave instead of buying it all together. It sounds really good, so I'll be trying it! Thanks again and have a great day!


What a great idea -- I didn't know you could do that either. I had to laugh -- the other day I was making a pan fried sweet corn dish -- I'd never fried corn before and those little suckers started popping out of the pan!


Yummy! As your uber-foodie friend I am besotted with homemade microwave popcorn! I've gotta pick up some bags! Thanks for showing me!


Barbara Jean


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Sounds great! Any idea how to 'Kettle Corn' it?


Yum! Sounds great. Perfect for a rainy evening, curled up on the couch with a good movie to watch!


I'm really excited to try this soon.

I just saw an interview with a woman who has written a book about how bad some of our food is. She said microwave popcorn is the most toxic because of the material on the inside of the popcorn bag.

This will be much healthier.


I'll have to try this out! Thanks for the idea & directions!


How easy is that! Thanks for the yummy popcorn post.


This sounds perfect for my popcorn loving family!
Thank you for sharing!

The Pleasures of Homemaking

Yum! I've never had it with curry powder and garlic powder before that sounds like something I'd like. I put chilli powder on mine usually.



For some reason I spend a lot of time talking about food with my friends too. Your microwave popcorn sounds like a lot of fun! I will be trying it with my kids this weekend.


I shouldn't have read this while I was hungry.Sound yummy. Love, Mom


Yup!! That was fun thanks! I think we may have made our popcorn like that when I was a kid! before all the microwave popcorn came out. Have a happy Fall kind of week!

Gumbo Lily

Our family LOVES popcorn, but we like "real" popcorn popped in oil, the old fashioned way. However, your micro recipe sounds like something we might like since it's popped more like we do. We don't like the other "stuff" that's in prepackaged micro popcorn.

I can't wait to try this and tell my college student about it. He says he misses our popcorn more than most anything. Thank you for this tip!



Yum...I have tried this before, but without the oil and salt - my bag must have touched because it burned slightly!
I will give this a try again using your directions - thank you!


Junie Moon

Oh, this looks like a lot of fun. I'll give this a try as my husband adores popcorn. Thanks, Clarice!

christy harris

This is one I gotta try. Thanks Clarice.


Can't wait to try this!!!!!!! Thank you!!!

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