Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Homemade Microwavable Popcorn Recipe

All this cold weather just makes me want to stay inside and have a snack and either read or watch a movie.  The perfect snack choice for me is popcorn!  You can dress it up to be either sweet, salty or savory.  With Honeyville Popcorn and a brown paper lunch sack you can make your own microwavable popcorn lickety-split!

1/4 cup Honeyville Yellow Popcorn
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil, optional
Any additions you'd like for toppings: salt, melted butter, etc.

Put the popcorn in the brown paper lunch sack (and coconut oil if desired). Tightly fold over the top approximately 1 inch.

Repeat fold three times.  Place in microwave with the bottom of the bag face down.

Cook about 1 minute 15 seconds.  Listen to the popcorn and when you hear the pops start to die down and the space between pops is a couple of seconds, the popcorn is done.  I think it is better to have a few unpopped kernels rather than burnt popcorn!  If desired top with any additional flavorings.

Not everyone in my family agrees on flavors of popcorn--extra buttery, no butter, add milk duds, or just salt, etc.  This way we can all enjoy a quick and easy snack but each have our own bag (or bowl!) without having to buy each variety at the grocery store-which saves me money and pantry space!  Another thing I love about this shortcut is that while I love food and eating, I hate the smell of food afterwards.  To me the worst smell is hot oil/fried smell.  Not cooking popcorn the old fashioned way on the stove top, I eliminate the lingering oil smell!  I am a very happy girl!

Check out this post about Fun Ideas With Popcorn for even more possibilities!

Happy Eating!

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