This was really very good. I have to admit, though, I used it a bit more as a technique for re-heating leftover popcorn rather than just crisping fresh. I had leftovers from popping corn in my Whirley-Pop (love the thing) and I'm not a tremendous fan of cold popcorn. So, we stuck it in the oven at 200* for about 2 hours (BH got really impatient and kept asking me "What in the world are you doing to that popcorn!?!" so I couldn't do it longer.) Crispity, crunchity- delightful. I really like this technique as well, because making popcorn with my Whirley-Pop is an active activity (redundant, I know). I have to stand there and turn the crank and be there. However, if I pop it earlier and then pop it in the oven, I can do whatever else I need to do and rely on the fact that I will have lovely hot, crunchy popcorn when I want it. Popcorn is also very high in fiber, making it a great snack for kids. I imagine that this would be a good technique to use to make popcorn earlier in the day, stick it in the oven and have a great hot snack all ready for your kids when they get home from school. Thanks for posting, Geema!
This recipe has become my HOTTEST tip for 2004! I'm always on a quest for making great popcorn and had absolutely no idea that popcorn would get better after a little time in a slow oven. Like toasting nuts, the popcorn is crisper and the flavor really comes through. Thank You Geema, for sharing your family secret!
I was very impressed with this "recipe". I used air-popped popcorn and baked it for almost 2 hours. It was so much yummier and crispier than usual. I am going to use this technique regularly. The only drawback is that you have to be patient!
How cool is this!Made it for "Survivor" night this past Thursday and it was awesome. What a neat idea. I made enough popcorn to fill a deep dish 13x9 pan cooked it for 2 hours @200 and used 1/2 cup melted butter, salt and seasoned salt. A keeper:)--PeggyLynn
Absolutely scrumptious. I made two microwave popcorns. 1 fat free and one with butter and then put them in 220 oven for 1 hour and put salt and butter on both and they were fantastic. I think next time I will keep the fat free one in the oven for an extra hour but they were both yummy! Thanks for posting!
I can't say enough good about this! 1. It's given our microwave popper a new lease on life, so we're eating healthier popcorn now. 2. I can make popcorn in advance and not all at the last minute (nice because we usually go through 3 batches.) 3. The popcorn gets crisper and the flavor gets a bit nuttier. 4. I never thought of using olive oil on popcorn, but I found a very light olive oil and it's working great. I use butter salt for the seasoning and we are enjoying great tasting popcorn. 4. Unseasoned leftover popcorn still tastes fresh the next day. Just put it in a Ziploc and there's no stale taste. Thanks for this great method!
This was really good, nice and crisp. I used Orville Redenbacher's smart pop low fat. I cooked it for about 2 hours. I just sprayed it with I can't believe it's not butter spray. It made for a nice low fat snack. Thanks
I can't say that I'm a popcorn connoisseur but my husband loved this! I used my hot air popper, baked for one hour (he wouldn't wait any longer), added melted butter & seasoned with sea salt. Just add a flick, watered-down Coke and your movie night is complete - thanx Geema!
Worth the effort and time. I left it in the oven for two and a half hours and it came out crisp and light. I'm looking forward to making it again and leaving it in longer. Topped it with melted butter and kosher salt. Thanks for posting the recipe!
Yum! Possibly the best popcorn I've ever had...I ate a whole large bowl and wanted more. I have to admit to being quite skeptical about this method but was curious enough to give it a try and cannot believe how good it turned out. I added a bit of butter flavored popcorn salt to the kernels before popping. Then, after it was in the oven for about 90 minutes, and just before eating, I sprayed it with Smart Balance Buttery Burst spray. So good! This may be the only way I fix popcorn anymore. Love it!