Monday, April 13, 2015

How Do You Make Popcorn In A Brown Paper Bag

No oils needed

Ever since I can remember, cooking oil was always used to make popcorn. Or, avoid the time it takes to cook popcorn on the stove and buy microwavable popcorn. However, I discovered that you can make popcorn with just a brown paper lunch bag and 1/2 a cup of popcorn kernels placed in a microwave oven. 

Start with a paper lunch bag.

Add 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels.

Fold the opening of the bag over, twice.




Cook on high for up to 3 minutes.

I tried microwaving the popcorn for 3 minutes and it burned. Adjust the time to compensate for your microwave. Also, I used small popcorn kernels bought from my local farm store. So, this might have contributed to the popcorn burning the first time I tried this method. The next batch I made, I only microwaved for 2 minutes and the bag of popcorn was a success. 

Add your topping of choice. 

"Love is sharing your popcorn." Charles  Schultz

What topping do you put on your popcorn?




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7 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea and so much better than the bags you by at the store. Don't they have some chemical that can cause cancer? I've not bought them since after I heard that. I bought myself some brown paper bags and use your method and you can't beat it! I do notice if my kernels are a bit older, they don't pop as well. Great post!!!! Have a great day Kathy!

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    1. I have heard that those microwavable bags are not god for you. I have not bought anymore, either, after hearing that. I do have a popcorn maker that requires you to stir the kernels in oil. I was using coconut oil until I heard of this easier way to make popcorn. Maybe that was wrong with my popcorn the kernels are older. Thank you for stopping by!!! :)

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  2. Who new? This almost seems to good to be true! My daughter loves popcorn, I think it's because she couldn't eat it when she had braces so she's making up for it now. But like Meredith said I always worry about the chemicals they put in microwavable bags. I'll certainly give this a try.
    xo SAlly

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    1. Sally I just saw another way to make popcorn if you do not have brown paper bags handy. Put 1/4 cup of kernels in a glass bowl, cover with a ceramic plate. Do not know how long to let it pop, but this sounds great also. I have no tried this yet. But will give it a try soon. Have a great day!!! :)

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  3. I have been doing this for a long time. I have a recipe I should share that makes Caramel Corn in a paper bag, too. It is WAY too good! Would you believe I never eat popcorn...oh-once in a while if it is caramel corn....lol xo Diana

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    1. Please share your recipe Diana. :) We are always looking for sweet treats.
      Especially one that is way too good! :)

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  4. During planning sometimes I wasn't sure what I wanted, but my event planner would try to attend as many vendor meetings as she could and seemed to always know what’s best. She doesn't worry you about details that she can handle without me.

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