Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Who ever came up with this idea's BRILLIANT! Microwave popcorn's getting to be ridiculously priced. My kids had so much fun making this and it tastes great too! I found this recipe at One Day at a Time and couldn't make it fast enough. Everyone really needs to try this out. If you enjoy microwave popcorn, this will save you tons of money. My kids eat popcorn almost every day. They're the experts and they gave this a big thumbs up! We enjoy dipping our popcorn into Ranch Dressing... hey everything's better with Ranch Dressing! I was a little concerned about putting staples in the microwave, but the original recipe insures you it's perfectly safe and won't cause any sparks. I had no problem at all with it.

HOMEMADE MICROWAVE POPCORN
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 tsp oil
salt
brown paper bag
stapler
Place popcorn, oil, and salt in a brown paper bag and shake to coat. Fasten bag with staples and place in microwave. Use popcorn setting or your normal time for microwave popcorn. Remove and season to taste.
Kettle Corn- Omit salt and add 2 tsp sugar into the bag with the popcorn and oil.
You can also flavor this with jello mix, butter, or Parmesan cheese

26 comments:

Snow White said...

cool! we usually make ours in a glass bowl... no oil is even needed then!!

Joyce said...

Flavoring with Jello is interesting.
Joyce

mommyofgirls said...

I can't wait to try this.....my kiddos are popcorn monsters!

~Carole said...

We just had the microwave-popcorn-is-so-expensive talk. So, yesterday I made it the old-fashioned way - in a pot on the stove. The kids were so excited; I just had to laugh.

Can't wait to give this a try!

Norah said...

I make it on the stove since we don't have a microwave. Its tastes so much better than microwave popcorn. We love using garlic powder and parmesan cheese on top. I'll have to try ranch dressing cause I love ranch dressing.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Oh yay! We are so going to try this! Thanks for sharing the tip!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

ps. Hey SITSta! Have a great day!

Donna-FFW said...

This is like the coolest idea, Heidi!!

Katy ~ said...

I've done it this way too, only folding the top over a couple of times because I was nervous about the staple issue. Great idea about the ranch dressing! I can't wait to try it!!

teresa said...

A lot of weeks I'll eat popcorn every night too, great idea!

Delectable Dining said...

What a great idea! How did the taste compare to the store bought microwave popcorn?

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You can put staples in the microwave? I thought that would cause spark. Very cool idea, I'll have to try this out for Friday Movie Night :). TY girlie!

Lara said...

What a concept making your own microwave popcorn. We'll be giving this a try soon!

Kathy said...

Never would have thought to use jello powder?! Interesting! So, I guess for butter flavoring - maybe you could just use butter instead of the oil from the getgo!!!

Rachel said...

This sounds great--I'm sure it's SO much healthier than the prepackaged kind! I'm assuming you didn't have any problems with stapling the bag?!? I'm so paranoid about what I put in the microwave!!!

Melody said...

I am so trying this! I most always use the air popper, but this would be a fun change. Thanks for the info!

Coleen's Recipes said...

OMGoodness, why haven't we heard about this before? EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT.

MaRiN said...

I've heard of this but never tried it. Same here, the staples in the microwave freaked me out.

becca greene said...

thanks for participating in the swap and trying the popcorn. i personally wouldn't use jello since i'm a vegetarian. but, i do remember my mother using it to flavor popcorn balls when we were kids

Denise said...

How cool is that...my kids love popcaorn. Will have to try soon

Kristen said...

This is a cool idea - we hot air pop ours and the kids love it!

the ungourmet said...

What a COOL idea! I am on a little vacation right now but when we return home we are going to do this! Can't wait!

Lynda said...

This is a great idea! Not only will you save money, but it's healthier too!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

The kids wouuld love this. I am going to give it a try, I need to get some lunch sacks. You can put a staple in the microwave?

Willoughby said...

I've done this before, but never with staples. I never thought of adding jello to the popcorn, cool idea!

Chrissy said...

Thanks for adding this one. Kids these days don't really realize popcorn usually doesnt come in a bag and cooked in the microwave. I also liked all the other comments on how they do it and such.