We’ve got a Supermom Secret to share today — you never have to buy microwave popcorn again! Add 1/3 cup popcorn kernels to a brown paper bag, fold the bag over twice then heat in a microwave — folded side down — for 2 minutes. THAT’S IT! Fresh popped popcorn without any fuss, ready for you to flavor as desired or eat completely bare. Use this shortcut to make one of our yummy, flavored popcorn recipes: Caramel Popcorn, Honey Glazed Popcorn, Candy Cane Popcorn or Incredibly Easy Popcorn Balls!
Speaking of popcorn be sure to check out our summer Movie Night party ideas over at One Charming Party including a free printable popcorn box template!
Here are some more fun popcorn ideas…
Easy Microwave Popcorn Trick!
kitchen, popcorn, supermom secrets
June 26, 2021
43 thoughts on “Easy Microwave Popcorn Trick!”
Why has this never occured to me before? I wonder if it really works? Oil-free too so healthier :o)
Yes! It really works. Amazing, isn’t it?!?!
Sounds great, this is a must try….
What a great idea! I’m going to check that out soon. Thanks for the tip!!
Glad we can help!
OMG!! Super Great Idea, I’m on my way downstairs to try ie out now! Thanks. :)
This is absolutely fantastic!!!!!
This has never worked for me. When microwave popcorn first appeared 30 years ago I tried this and it didnt work. Still doesn’t work for me. Must be doing it wrong?
you have to put the whole bag of popcorn inside of the microwave shut the door and turn the microwave on for 3 minutes.
My son also has Diabetes Insipidus (Nephrogenic). Isn’t it great to find food ideas they can enjoy?! :-)
We just did this and it worked! It popped almost every kernel too! We sprinkled a little Parmesan on top… I miss the butter taste but its not bad!
Yay! So glad you tried it and enjoyed it. Parmesan sprinkled on top sounds delicious!!
Is there a specific way that I should fold the bag?
I just simply fold the top inch or so over twice. Easy peasy!
Totally works! I was so surprised how great this is. I love popcorn and use a air popper at home but it is such a pain to buy bag popcorn. Doing this, I always have kernel corn at home and lunch bags!
My microwave has a popcorn button, I use that setting and it comes out perfectly every time. A little pinch of Reese brand popcorn salt (it’s super-fine so it just a little bit is enough for the whole bag)in the bag before popping and it’s snack time!
I’ll have to try it with some Reese popcorn salt–thanks for the tip!
Awesome idea, thanks
I just tried this and it worked fabulously! Thank you so much for this post! I love that I now can make my own plain salt free popcorn whenever I need a quick snack. :)
Yay! Thanks for letting us know you love this method, too!!
Great idea. I found after 2 minutes, there were a lot of unpooped kernels. I will longer than 2 minutes next time, but it still worked!!!!!!!
I have white paper lunch bags. Is that okay to use?
Look forward to it tonight. Thanx.
Just did it. I’ve been shopping for a popper for months and haven’t been happy with the safety factor. I have never really cared for stove top popping either. This is amazing and so are you. I’m never doing anything but paper bag popcorn again! Thank you thank you thank you. You are my hero.
Back in the 70s, when microwave ovens first came out to the public, I worked at a Sears satellite store(we sold appliances and catalog orders only). Popping popcorn in paper bags was one of our selling demos. Surprised people didn’t know about this!
Ok I must be doing something really wrong because my bottom on my bag blows out every time please help
Yes, white bags work just as well as the brown. I just did the experiment with both. After popped, I added popcorn salt and some melted butter, as I am not a fan of air popped. Would be good with a healthy melted coconut oil too! Bye bye Orville :) have a much cheaper way to have my popcorn on a moments notice.
Works like a charm. Eating a bag RIGHT now! Thanks for sharing.
I’m almost ashamed to admit I never knew about this! And popcorn is one of the favorite snacks in our house!
Thank you so much for sharing, this is literally LIFE CHANGING! LOL:)
While it seems like a great idea and work, it is also very vulnerable to fires if the popcorn is overheated. Be very careful! Commercial popcorn bags contain a fire retardant
I just made this. It worked! And it tastes like REAL popcorn. Healthier too!
Do not try!!! Mine started on fire in the microwave in less than 10 seconds. Not sure what kind of hoax this was but if I would have walked out of the room our house would have been on fire!
not a hoax, you might want to check your microwave…or something. I have been doing for ages and never started a fire.
Yup! It totally works
Very strange… we’ve been doing this for years without any problems.
Just tries this today (4/26/14) and it worked great. I did have to reduce the time to 1 min 40 sec cause 2 made some burn but awesome trick. I will do this again!
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Is this gluten free? Someone pinned it under that n I’m curious?
This is life changing!! I can’t believe I never knew about this!
That is a very cheap and good way to make popcorn
Good post guys!