Well…..sort of.  I do still have to buy the popcorn kernels. 

This is a favorite treat of the kids, and so much cheaper and healthier than store-bought microwave popcorn!

1.  Collect supplies

  • Popcorn kernels (I prefer organic)
  • Brown paper lunch bag
  • Other ingredients and flavorings as desired

2.  Pour about 1/4 cup kernels into bag

3.  Pour in additional ingredients.  We always put in about 1 Tbs. butter.  Sometimes we throw in 1 Tbs. sugar for a kettle-corn effect.

4.  Roll top of bag several times, and shake to coat kernels with other ingredients a bit.

5.  Microwave bag using the popcorn setting, or for about 3.5 minutes (or until popping slows).  Be careful, it will burn easily if cooked too long.  Be aware, if you use butter, it will soak through the bag, but I’ve never had a problem with it making a mess.  The bag is pretty absorbent.

6.  Remove from microwave, pour into bowl, and enjoy.  Careful, it’s hot!

This can also be done on the stove top, however, I always burn mine, so I prefer the microwave for now.   🙂