Homemade Microwave Popcorn | How to Make Popcorn in Microwave

Homemade microwave popcorn without the nasty chemicals….yes, please ! This recipe is ace easily and if you like butter lovers popcorn, this is just for you. This is a step by step tutorial on how to make popcorn in microwave and all you need is a brown newspaper bag and wax newspaper .
When I was a kyd, my family ’ s tradition of watching slides together every Sunday was my darling. If you don ’ t know what slides are, I will wait a few minutes while you go Google it and I stew over how old I am .

Every week, we would disagree over which slides would be featured that night. Of path, I lone wanted to see slides that featured the cutest kid…me. Who cares about all the early slides ? specially the apparently endless supply of indian Guides camp-out slides. I ’ ll delay again while you go Google that one excessively.

Our big Sunday custom wasn ’ t complete without an highly large alloy bowl of homemade popcorn. Like 20 quart big. There was no such thing as microwave popcorn, so the lone option was to make it on the stave. delightful !
My own children love stovetop popcorn like their ma, but my 12 year previous son will always ask why I never buy the microwave farce. To me, it is simple. # 1 The cost. # 2 All the stuff I can ’ t pronounce/understand that is found in the ingredients .
This week, to surprise the above mentioned 12 year honest-to-god, I made my homemade microwave popcorn as an after school nosh. He didn ’ deoxythymidine monophosphate see me make it, so when he tasted it, he excitedly declared, “ ma ! You bought me microwave popcorn ! ! ” Success 🙂
This homemade microwave popcorn is so childlike. I taught it to my son and he made two more bags on his own. The only place you might struggle is the measure of time in the microwave. Since every microwave is different, you will have to experiment. For my microwave, 2 minutes 48 seconds is perfect. I suggest starting conservatively with your clock time so you don ’ t burn it ( because nothing smells worse then burnt popcorn ! ). then, the following meter you make a batch, add another 5 seconds. Continue to add 5 seconds every time you make a batch until you come up with the perfect time for your own microwave. With storehouse bought microwave popcorn, you wait until the pop slows down. I tell you from have that if you go that long, you will have a burn leave .

If you love this homemade microwave popcorn, then be certain to try out my recipe for the Best Kettle Corn ! Always on high request by my kiddos !
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DIY Butter Lovers Microwave popcorn

Homemade Microwave Popcorn with Butter





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How to make popcorn in the microwave !



  • 1/3 C popcorn kernels
  • 1 1/2 Tb salted butter *See note if you want to make it without butter
  • salt
  • paper lunch sack
  • wax paper
  • stapler


  1. 1. Open the paper lunch sack and lay it on its side. Use a piece of wax paper big enough to go around all four sides of the bag and place the wax paper into the bag. With the bag still on its side, pour the popcorn into a pile in the middle of the bag. Add the butter on top. Keep the bag on its side and fold over the bag end once. Staple it twice and yes, it is perfectly safe.
  2. 2. Turn a dinner plate upside down on the tray of your microwave. Place the bag on its side on top of the plate and microwave on high for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes. The amount of time is critical and depends on your microwave. It will take some experience to know when it is done in your own microwave and not burning. Start on the low end to insure success then add 5 seconds each time you make it to see what time works best with your own microwave.
  3. **Note: If you would like butter-free popcorn, you can make this the same way and skip the butter and wax paper on the inside of the bag. Great fat free popcorn!


  • Serving Size: 1 udder
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: 0 gigabyte
  • Sodium: 100 magnesium
  • Fat: 9 thousand
  • Saturated Fat: 5 deoxyguanosine monophosphate
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 guanine
  • Trans Fat: 0 thousand
  • Carbohydrates: 9 gigabyte
  • Fiber: 2 gram
  • Protein: 1 deoxyguanosine monophosphate
  • Cholesterol: 23 milligram

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