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The easiest way to make popcorn: No stovetop, no pots and pans, no fancy popcorn machine required… all you need is a microwave and a paper bag!



Paper Bag Popcorn Method:

  • Step One: Measure 1/4 cup popcorn kernels into a lunchbox-sized paper bag.
  • Step Two: Loosely fold just the very top of the bag over so the kernels don’t spill out.
  • Step Three: Microwave until there are more than 3 seconds between popping sounds. (In my 1000-watt microwave, this took 2 minutes and 10 seconds.)
  • Step Four: Carefully remove bag and enjoy!

Note: If you want flavored popcorn, toss the kernels in 1 tsp oil, scant 1/8 tsp salt, and desired seasonings—such as cinnamon or garlic powder—before popping.




Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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