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Mar
23
2012

DIY Microwave Popcorn!

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Is Family Movie Night on your list for the weekend? Here’s an easy way to make your own microwave popcorn. It’s easy. It’s inexpensive. And it’s healthier. Why not give it a try?!

All you need is a paper lunch bag and about ¼ cup of popcorn.

Place the popcorn in the bag and fold it over about 3 times so it will stay closed. Do not staple it closed! I put mine on the popcorn setting and listened to it pop. Every microwave has different cooking times so just listen for the popping to start slowing down. When there’s more then a few seconds between pops it should be done. That’s it! Season it to you liking and enjoy!


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  • Angie Thomas Thatcher via Facebook March 23, 2012, 12:45 PM

    Have you actually tried this? I want to but just haven’t yet. My son really likes popcorn, but I really don’t like carcinogenic bags that you buy at the store. Nor do I like the mess of other popping methods.

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  • ConsumerQueen.com via Facebook March 23, 2012, 12:51 PM

    Usually when Princess Lacey posts something she has tried it before she writes about it :) plus I have been told by others that they’ve done it (I’m not much of a popcorn person) ~Queen Mum

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  • ConsumerQueen.com via Facebook March 23, 2012, 12:51 PM

    If you try it Angie let us know what happens :) ~ Queen Mum

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  • Michele Malone via Facebook March 23, 2012, 1:04 PM

    we always pop our popcorn like this. :) it’s so much less expensive.

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  • Michele Malone via Facebook March 23, 2012, 1:04 PM

    we always pop our popcorn like this. :) it’s so much less expensive.

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  • Jennifer Taylor Catano via Facebook March 23, 2012, 1:06 PM

    I have done this and it totally works. The only down side is that it will taste really bland especially if you are used to the microwave bags – even the 94% and 100 packs of butter flavored popcorn have more flavoring than you would realize. Be ready to experiment with adding some spices, salt, etc. of your own to make it more palatable.

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  • Beth March 23, 2012, 1:12 PM

    I do this all the time. It works great!

    I usually add about a teaspoon of olive oil on top of the kernels and give it a good shake before I pop it in the microwave.

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  • ConsumerQueen.com via Facebook March 23, 2012, 1:21 PM

    Queen Mum is right, I only post stuff that I have personally tried! The picture is what I actually popped in my microwave. And it worked great!-Princess Lacey

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  • Valerie Melton Means via Facebook March 23, 2012, 1:21 PM

    From a microwave repair standpoint, this is VERY hard on the unit. Use this method sparingly.

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  • ConsumerQueen.com via Facebook March 23, 2012, 1:43 PM

    I’m curious…what does it do to a microwave? ~ Queen Mum

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  • Carole Holloway Lancaster via Facebook March 23, 2012, 2:01 PM

    I always make my popcorn this way. I add a tiny bit of olive oil into the kernels and stir before I put into paper bag. When done, I add spray Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter which has 0 calories and butter popcorn seasoning which as 3 calories.

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  • Valerie Melton Means via Facebook March 23, 2012, 2:11 PM

    A microwave needs the moisture content from foods in order to cook your food. Popcorn has a low moisture content hence the reason for the oil that is found in commercial microwave popcorn, it’s not just for flavor. When there is low/no moisture content in food not all of the micro-waves are absorbed by the food and instead return to the magnetron (heating element), thus shortening the life of the unit.

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  • ConsumerQueen.com via Facebook March 23, 2012, 2:32 PM

    Thanks for the tip Valerie Melton Means! So would adding a little oil to the kernels help?

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  • Valerie Melton Means via Facebook March 23, 2012, 2:36 PM

    It certainly would preserve the unit’s function but I’m not sure how the popcorn would turn out! :) It’s always worth a try!

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  • Laura Bachman via Facebook April 3, 2012, 9:49 AM

    Thanks, I can’t wait to try this out. I bet the kids really can have fun with this idea :)

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  • ConsumerQueen.com via Facebook April 3, 2012, 10:20 AM

    Thanks Laura Bachman

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  • Allie April 3, 2012, 10:40 AM

    On low moisture foods such as reheated rice, etc. we always put a coffee cup of water in the microwave allowing a moisture rich environment and it doesn’t damage the food.

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