DIY: Microwave Popcorn

by Chelsey on January 3, 2010

After making batch after batch of popcorn, I decided that there had to be an easier and faster way to make it.  When I first posted Kettle Corn, I received a comment saying I could make it in the microwave and a comment asking to use Splenda alone.  So I decided to try both of them together.  Actually at first I just made it plain with some butter and salt.  But below is modifications (my sister and I both created our own)
Start with 1/4 cup of popcorn.
Then spray with a few sprays of I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter (or Pam & Splenda for kettle corn)
Stir a little then pour into a brown paper bag.  Fold the top over and seal with tape.
Microwave for 2 minutes.
Look how puffed the bag gets! (and my reflection)
The bag gets all greasy (ew)
but only on one side!
unseal and reveal the pretty white popped corn
Pour into a bowl
I dont think my sister (dumbblondie) could wait for me to finish pouring before she dove in!
And sprinkle with salt.
Recipe: adapted from Baking Bites
Ingredients:
  1. 1/4 cup unpopped popping corn
  2. I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter or Pam
  3. Paper lunch bag
  4. Scotch tape
  5. seasonings (Such as Splenda, Salt, Parm cheese, Paprika, Garlic Powder etc.)

Directions:
Spray the popcorn with the Pam and place in the paper bag. Fold the top of the bag over twice and seal with a strip of scotch tape. Place the bag in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 minutes to 3 minutes, or until there are about 5 seconds between pops.  Add salt or other seasonings  to bag and shake to coat before eating.

Kettle Corn:
Use Pam and add 2 packets of Splenda before cooking.  Microwave for 2 minutes, open bag and pour into a bowl or another bag and add a little more Splenda and Salt.  Toss to coat.

Cheese-y Popcorn:
After microwaving add 2 teaspoons of grated parm cheese and a dash of paprika

NOTE: You can just pop the popcorn plain (without any oil or grease) and add seasonings after if desired

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carly January 4, 2010 at 12:58 am

what a pretty picture of b : )

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2 Courtney Cupcake! January 4, 2010 at 7:53 am

I love your blog! Just FYI. It's become my new inspiration for cooking — def gonna make some cake balls this week!

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3 Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm

hello, i stumbled across your blog via cozy kitchen… thanks for the popcorn recipe! i got some corn from a friend and have been wondering what to do with it!

ps: be nice to your sister

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