DIY Microwave Popcorn with a Brown Lunch Bag

DIY Microwave Popcorn with a Brown Lunch Bag

Microwave popcorn is a quick, easy and delicious treat, but did you know that you can make your own DIY microwave popcorn with a brown lunch bag? Yep, it’s super easy and uses only popcorn, butter and salt. That way you know exactly what is in your popcorn – no additives or anything you don’t necessarily want in your snacks.

This is a fun activity for movie night and you can get the kids involved by letting them help put all the ingredients in the bag. They can also help you listen as the popcorn nears the end of the popping to help decide when to stop the microwave oven.

You can also experiment with adding extra flavors to your popcorn. Add in some garlic salt, parmesan cheese or even a little bit of sugar to make a sweet treat.

DIY Microwave Popcorn Ingredients

DIY Microwave Popcorn

1/3 cup Popcorn Kernels
3 tbsp Butter
1 Brown Lunch Bag
Salt to taste

DIY Microwave Popcorn Process

Place ingredients in bag.
Fold top over and place on side in microwave.
Cooking times vary by microwave. Stop once you hear a few seconds elapse between pops. Ours took 2 minutes.

DIY Microwave Popcorn in a Bag

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  1. Tiffany Hearn says:

    I love that my whole family could watch this and enjoy it. My youngest daughter loves country music so she would really love this movie!

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