Sunday, January 3, 2010

DIY: Microwave Popcorn

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
  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.)
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


  1. what a pretty picture of b : )

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

  3. 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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