Yes we’ve been making homemade microwave popcorn and it really works! I was skeptical at first how easy it was, but it’s so simple, we make it all the time! Plus, there’s no harmful additives from regular microwave bags, yay!

Easy Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Lisa, from Snack Girl, is sharing her how-to for Homemade Microwave Popcorn with us, lucky!

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade Microwave Popcorn Recipe


  • popcorn kernels
  • paper bag
  • tape
  • microwave
  • flavorings – butter, sugar, spices, etc


Put 1/4 cup popcorn in a brown paper bag. Fold top over a few times and tape it.

Place in microwave folded side up for 2 to 3 minutes or until there is 5 seconds between pops.

Eat plain or add flavors (such as salt, butter, sugar, etc.)

Easy Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Benefits of homemade microwave popping:

  • control the amount of salt and butter
  • reuse the paper bag again and again
  • save money from buying the corn kernels, which yields a lot more popcorn
  • pop popcorn fast, without getting out the heavy machinery

I just can’t get enough of this popcorn, we make it all the time! It’s been a great after-school snack. Thanks, Lisa!

Recipes with Homemade Popcorn

Backyard Movie Night with S’mores Popcorn – We combined our favorite movie night snack with our favorite camping treat for a delicious S’mores Popcorn. Yum!

S'mores Movie Night Popcorn Recipe

Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn – This Oscar’s-worthy popcorn is super simple to make.  It sounds fancy, but in reality, there’s just a few additional steps that need to be taken to bring an ordinary snack to a new level.

White Chocolate Popcorn With Valentine Candies – Pour melted white chocolate on top of this homemade popcorn. Toss in your m&ms, and mix it all around for a delicious treat!