Microwave Popcorn


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 30.6
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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Submitted by: LAURA741


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Number of Servings: 1


    1/4 cup popcorn kernels
    brown paper bag


No more buying packages of microwave popcorn!
Just put 1/4 cup of kernels into a brown paper bag, fold the top of the bag twice (about an inch or two of the bag) and set it upright on your microwave turntable. Set the timer for 2 minutes and listen to see if popping sounds slow down before the time is up to avoid burning the popcorn.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LAURA741.

TAGS:  Snacks | Snack | Snacks Snack |

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a great idea and we all loved it. However, the calorie count is too low for the whole bag. It is actually closer to 100 calories for the bag. - 7/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow, so easy I should have thought of it, but I'm glad you wrote it up.

    Ideas for toppings - oregano & parmesan cheese; true lime packet and chili powder, a little of the cheese from a mac and cheese dinner, 1 Tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon, some Uncle Dan's Ranch dressing powder, garlic powd. - 8/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is my main snack and no chemicals. - 11/14/07

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  • The calorie count for 2TBSP of popcorn kernels is 110 calories, the calories are much too low - 1/31/15

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  • I will never go back to microwave popcorn. - 3/11/13

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  • Who knew? Thank for the wonderful idea! - 2/23/13

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  • Awsome - 7/28/12

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  • Great idea!!! Thanks! I'm making it tonight! - 11/7/10

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  • Brilliant idea-thank you for sharing it - 5/9/10

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  • I have actually gone to the store looking to see if they had a gadget to make popcorn in the microwave and I have asked many people if they knew. This is so simple, I can't believe it's not common knowledge! I use olive oil and a no fat shaker cheese for topping. - 5/2/10

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  • This worked so well! I always believed that you had to use those bags with foil and chemicals. This is a real eye-opener and empowering. I'm going to tell everyone I know about this. - 5/1/10

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  • I don't have a brown bag in the house but do have some white AVON product delivery bags, so will try it with one of them. Thanks a million. - 4/22/10

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It worked well, but my did start to burn a little. Next time will set the time for 1:45. - 3/23/10

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  • Incredibly easy!!! I used some Olivio spray, (0 added calories) and a wee bit of Cajun seasoning. Will try with some melted I can't believe it's not butter light, and see what happens! - 7/24/09

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  • I have to try this :D - 7/20/09

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  • THIS WILL BE so much cheaper too! - 6/23/09

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  • This is awesome! Makes snacking guilt free! - 3/8/09

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  • Great way to make popcorn. Simple and delicious. - 7/17/08

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  • This really worked! - 3/7/08

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  • I never would have thought of this! We tried this for my son yesterday afternoon (he is addicted to microwave popcorn) and it turned out beautiful! Thanks for such a good idea :) - 1/17/08

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  • I'm a popcorn FIEND and so grateful to find a recipe that elimates the fat/calories in oil popped corn. I used to pop it in oil and then add Tobasco sauce to the butter that I poured on top. Now, I make it this way, spread it on a cookie sheet, spray it with PAM & seasonings of my choice. Delish! - 12/22/07

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  • This was so easy. Now I just have to find healthy toppings for the popcorn. - 12/2/07

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  • this sounds great!!
    im going to try it as soon as possible!!
    - 11/28/07

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