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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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 |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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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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    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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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The calorie count for 2TBSP of popcorn kernels is 110 calories, the calories are much too low - 1/31/15

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

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    This is really good. So many different choices for toppings. - 10/4/19