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