Simple Paper Bag Popcorn

While we were camping this weekend, we got on the subject of popcorn while my girlfriend was popping some over the fire.

Maybe I’m a little behind but did you know you can make popcorn using kernels and a brown paper bag?  It was news to me so the boys and I tried it and It worked!


I seemed to have lost all the tutorial pictures for this post, I’ll add them again shortly.

Place a half cup of kernels into a brown paper bag add a tsp of olive oil or a spray of butter or simply leave it plain.

 Fluff out the bag and fold it over twice and throw it in the microwave for about 2 minutes or until you hear pauses of about 2 seconds between pops.

Don’t worry, I don’t usually let the kids hang out in front of the microwave

Add a little salt if you would like and enjoy!

~Hope you have a fabulous day~

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  1. Haha! I love that you pointed out that the microwave viewing isn’t a normal occurrence. Too funny. I know there’s that one person out there who’d send some hate mail over it. 🙂
    I’ve heard the paper bag trick, but haven’t tried it yet. I may or may not be addicted to kettle corn and supposedly adding sugar and salt to the bag produces a good one. It’s still on my to-try list.

    1. Ha 🙂 I almost didn’t show this picture but it was so cute to see Grayson already eating his and the other two so excited for theirs. It was only 2 minutes, I let it slide this time 🙂

  2. Yep, I knew that. I used to keep kernels on hand when my girls were younger, just in case I ran out of microwave popcorn and couldn’t get to the store. Haven’t done it in a while though.

  3. Popcorn popped in a brown bag in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove is the ONLY way to eat popcorn. If you pop it in a brown bag, you can spray on a little olive oil and water mixture (again, make your own in a spray bottle) then add whatever kind of seasoning you like. Taco seasoning is a favorite with my boys, salt and pepper is another, and for those with a sweet tooth – try cinnamon and brown sugar. Yummy!

    Please, please, don’t anyone buy microwavable popcorn anymore – it is truly toxic. Read the information about it. Keep your family safe. This is so much more cost effective and simple and a good lesson to teach our kids. I grew up popping it only on the stove in a skillet. That’s the best!

    Thanks for sharing your tip Kristin!

  4. You have three handsome boys there! Cute that they pulled up a stool to watch. I love it! I may need to try this popcorn for my afternoon snack! Great tip Kristin.

  5. Thanks so much for this tip! It is healthier and much cheaper than microwave popcorn! I wanted to say that if you add sugar and salt with oil it does indeed turn out like kettle corn! My kids are in heaven!

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