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I put it in the microwave for one minute, but not very many popped. I emptied them out and microwaved the unpopped ones for another minute, and this time a LOT more popped. I did it a third time, microwaving the unpopped ones for a minute. Be careful, the kernels are HOT! This is a bit of a pain, but otherwise, the already-popped popcorn gets burned. It's worth it!!!

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Waverly May 02, 2009

I use 4 tablespoons "cold" butter and increase the popcorn to 1/3 cup. I place the bag on a paper plate so I do not have a messy clean-up from the melted butter. The butter can be increased to taste.

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TexasRedHot August 25, 2012

I had heard this could be done, but had never seen the instructions before and was eager to try it. My popcorn took about 3 minutes for each batch. Added salt and melted butter to the end result for a treat that tasted better than the packaged MW popcorn in a bag.

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Ginny Sue March 27, 2011

Between the cost of the bags and the popcorn kernels this method will cost about .15 a serving! I had no clue popcorn was this easy to make. It tasted wonderful. I added salt and a little melted butter and it tasted like movie popcorn. My microwave took 2 1/2 minutes and I had only one or two unpopped kernels.

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ericakellyr January 09, 2010

Loved this! I was out of microwave popcorn and remembered I'd saved this recipe to try and am glad I was out of microwave popcorn. The only way I'll do popcorn from now on. Hubby liked his totally plain and I added a little bit of butter and garlic salt to mine. Thanks for this one!

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nemokitty October 19, 2009

This is great! I added a wee bit of canola oil. Also make sure and have fresh popcorn, stale popcorn will take too long to pop and end up burning. I know this from experience.

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~Sadie~ February 03, 2009

Needed lots and lots of popcorn for treats we were making for our Christmas goodie trays and wanted to keep it economical. Used this method and saved a bundle! The popcorn itself is tasty and pops so well! I seriously doubt I will ever buy microwave popcorn again! Thank you so much for posting this.

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mickie49 December 30, 2008

Great easy way to do popcorn, I find it so simple for one person. Also, so much cheaper than any of the microwave ready packets. Sometimes I top with butter, most times I don't.

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KellyMae September 15, 2008

It's perfect... Now I wont have to buy those packages of popcorn bags ever again!

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Harperlou September 10, 2008

My kids love eating popcorn this way and I love the fact that they can read the ingredient. There is nothing artificial about snacking on popcorn this way. YUMMY! Try it some rainy or cold afternoon...

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It's Good to be Queen! July 29, 2008
Popcorn (Paper Bag Method)