How to pop popcorn in a brown paper bag? It’s like magic, you can make your own healthy, delicious, low-fat microwave popcorn using regular popping corn and a brown paper bag. It works perfectly.
No fancy popcorn machine, no popcorn popping pots, no stove top, zero mess. Just popcorn kernels, a brown paper bag, and a microwave.
Making popcorn in a brown paper bag costs less too. Doing the math, gourmet microwave popcorn costs around $22.65 for 12 boxes (source) — that’s $3.53 per pound!
How to Pop Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag
Step One: Get a brown paper bag
This is ridiculously easy. I bought a package of 100 brown paper bags for $2.
Step Two: Put popping corn into the brown paper bag.
Add a 1/2 cup scoop of regular popcorn kernels into the brown paper bag. Fold the bag over twice.
Important: Don’t use staples!
Don’t use staples to secure the brown paper bag as it might spark in your microwave.
Step Three: Pop in microwave
Place the brown paper bag with popping kernels into your microwave. Set for 3 minutes on high.
Microwave for 3 minutes or less
Stop the microwave when the popping slows to one to two pops per second. A few kernels will remain unpopped. Longer microwaving may pop more kernels, but you’ll risk burning the popped popcorn, so it’s not recommended.
Step Four: Add gourmet popcorn topping
A pinch of salt with a dab of butter is the standard way to eat microwave popcorn.
But why not get creative and try some sweet or savory flavors to mix up movie night?
Try these popcorn toppings!
- Hot Stuff: Add chili powder, hot sauce, and salt.
- Kiss My Breath: Shake in onion powder, garlic powder, hold the kiss.
- Cheese Please: Mix in Parmesan cheese with dash of salt.
- Vegan Cheese, Please: Sprinkle Nutritional Yeast for a cheesy taste.
- Sweet Tooth: A dash of cinnamon, a sprinkle of sugar, and honey.
- Classic: A shake of salt with a pat of butter.
How do YOU make popcorn? Got a favorite gourmet popcorn topping to share? Go.
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