Bowl of Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Making microwave popcorn at home is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a wholesome snack. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Popcorn
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 1/4-1/2 popcorn kernels

Instructions

Making Microwave Popcorn with a Paper Bag

  • Pour 1/4 cup kernels into a brown paper lunch bag.
  • Tightly fold the bag down about 3 times--small folds, to secure the bag shut.
  • Place into the microwave and heat 2-5 minutes (depending on your wattage on microwave).
  • The popcorn will be done when popping slows to more than a second between pops.
  • Remove from microwave and let cool for a minute before opening the bag.
  • Season popcorn, give the bag a shake.
  • Pour into a bowl and enjoy!

Making Microwave Popcorn with in a Bowl

  • Pour in 1/2 cup kernels into the bowl and cover the bowl with a plate.
  • Place in microwave and heat 2-5 minutes (timing depends on your wattage of microwave).
  • The popcorn will be done when popping slows to more than a second between pops.
  • Of course, you can use a special bowl designed for popcorn in the microwave, but I just use a glass bowl.

Notes

  • The paper bag method makes one serving of homemade popcorn.
  • The glass bowl method makes two servings of homemade popcorn. 
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Microwave Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.