DIY Microwave Popcorn - 85% cheaper!

I am assuming at one time or another we've all bought our standard grocery store microwave bags of popcorn for its cooking convenience but have you ever really thought about how much that convenience is costing you?

Kerry at did the math and figured microwave popcorn costs around $22.65 for 12 boxes with 3 packets per box (source Amazon) — that’s $3.53 per pound! Compare that to the .50 cents a pound you pay for popcorn purchased in bulk! It’s so easy and healthier made at home once you start you won’t go back to Mr. Orville anytime soon.

It is such an incredible waste of money and like so many foods on the market it has a list unknown ingredients that are simply not good for you. For those of you watching your waistline home popcorn is a fab snack.

  • Get a brown paper bag. (Dollar stores are a great source for cheap bags)
  • Add a 1/2 cup scoop of popcorn kernels to bag.
  • Fold the bag over twice.
  • Stick the bag in the microwave.
  • Set it for 3 minutes on high.....however it is important to stay nearby and listen to the popping. Once it slows to 1 to 2 pops per second take it out.
  • Add topping of choice.

Think outside of the box for your toppings.  From Italian, curry, caramel, cinnamon, to nacho there are so many recipes for popcorn toppings that are really delicious.  Click Here for Topping Ideas.
So there you go oil free super easy popcorn. Stop buying grocery store prepackaged popcorn for the sake of your health and your wallet.
Happy Popping,

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