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Recession Buster Blasts #4- Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn

Home-made Microwave Popcorn... a healthier more frugal way.

1/4 cup popping corn (I buy the cheapest brand)
brown paper bag (I save my brown bags they put my ice cream in, they're about the same size as a lunch bag, but heavier weight)

I spray my popcorn lightly with vegetable oil and place in the paper bag. Some like it air popped and do not spray the popcorn, some spray with butter spray or PAM, and some just toss the kernels with a little vegetable oil.

Fold the top of the bag over three or four times, creasing firmly. Notch the top of the bag to keep it folded. Place the bag in the microwave and microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until there are about 5 seconds between pops. .

Wahla! You have a bag of microwave popcorn for less than a quarter!

Add salt or other seasonings (garlic powder, parmesan cheese, etc) to bag and shake to coat before eating. I melt a little butter on mine and salt.


  1. I might have to try this when I don't feel like pulling out the air popper. We buy our popcorn from the bulk bin and it's so much cheaper than microwave popcorn!

  2. Rachel I agree buying the corn from the bulk bin or a regular old fashion bag is a lot cheaper. I dont have a lot of cabinet space in my kitchen, so all those little individual appliances went bye bye when I moved here.