To kick off recipe reviews for the New Year, I decided to do something fun! This is actually a recipe that I learned about in a Weight Watchers meeting several years ago, but I forgot about it. A few months ago, I found this recipe on Pinterest and I did not want to forget it again. I pinned it to my board and was determined to try it this time.
Please take a moment to read the warning, before you attempt to make this recipe.
*Warning*The first time I tried to make this recipe it did not go well. I burned the popcorn and filled our house with smoke. It was awful. However, I gave it another shot. I only used 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels and only cooked my popcorn for about 2 minutes. Yes, I had lots of kernels leftover, but at least my popcorn was not burnt. Like me, you might have to try making this recipe a few times, before you figure out what works for you and your microwave. Don't be discouraged just open a window and keep trying.
|You will need a brown paper bag.|
|Add a 1/2 cup scoop of bulk popcorn kernels to your brown paper bag.|
|Fold the bag over twice. Don’t use staples to secure the bag — this might spark in your microwave.|
|Stick the popcorn bag into your microwave. I set mine for 3 minutes on high.|
|*Popping Tip: Stop the microwave when the popping slows to one to two pops per second. You don’t want to burn your tasty snack.|
|I sprayed my popcorn with butter flavored cooking spray. Next, I sprinkled Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasoning on top.|
|This is so much healthier than some other microwave options.|
|I enjoyed every bite!|
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Microwave Popcorn in a Paper Bag
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
brown paper bag
Step One: Get a brown paper bag
Step Two: Bag your popcorn. Add a 1/2 cup scoop of bulk popcorn kernels to your brown paper bag. Fold the bag over twice. Don’t use staples to secure the bag — this might spark in your microwave.
Step Three: Pop in microwave. Stick the popcorn bag into your microwave. I set mine for 3 minutes on high.
*Popping Tip: Stop the microwave when the popping slows to one to two pops per second. You don’t want to burn your tasty snack.
Step Four: Add gourmet topping
Try these toppings for fun:
* Mexican: Add chili powder, hot sauce, and salt.
* Kiss My Breath: Shake in onion powder and garlic powder — hold the kiss.
* Cheese Please: Mix in Parmesan cheese with a little salt.
* Sweet Tooth: A dash of cinnamon, a sprinkle of sugar, and a topper of honey. Now that’s money.
* Classic: A shake of salt with a pat of butter.
Servings: 3 cups; 3 PointsPlus (for plain popcorn, adjust PointsPlus values based on toppings)