Video: How to Make Homemade Microwave Popcorn

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Calling all fellow popcorn addicts! Did you know that you can easily make your own popcorn at home in your microwave using just 3 ingredients and a paper sack? Yep, it is that simple and so darn good (and so much healthier than the traditional microwave packets!).


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DIY Microwave Popcorn


1/3 cup popping corn
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, or butter


Place corn in a paper sack along with oil and salt. Fold sack closed. Place in microwave for about 3 minutes until you hear kernels stop popping a few seconds apart. Take out, shake, and enjoy! 🙂

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What’s your favorite way to flavor popcorn? Do you go with the traditional salt or something different?

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[h2s_box]Directions and photographs above prepared by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime![/h2s_box]

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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  1. Serena

    I just tried this. It’s great. We usually use the hot air ppoper but when I don’t feel like pulling it out or just need a smaller batch I’ll definitely do this again.

  2. danneewood

    OMG!!!! I did this last night and it worked perfectly!!!

  3. Kim

    Not sure what I did wrong. The kernels were still popping yet I had burnt popcorn. I followed the directions provided. ??

  4. Renee

    Collin, you are so adorable! Watching your video reminds me of my hubby, who, is like you LOVES salt and popcorn! He eats a bag or three every single day, so this idea makes it so much easier for me to help support his crunchy habit! I think that the only thing that I will try different is to use a paper bag from the grocery store, and play around with the cooking time some. This way, I reuse the bags, it won’t be as oily and it will be bowl size, so less washing popcorn bowls! Thanks again, Collin….

  5. Laura

    How do ensure the popcorn doesn’t explode everywhere once it starts popping? The bag is closed but can it fold open?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I’ve never had that happen Laura, but you can use a microwave safe bowl with a plate or lid on top if worried – hope that helps.

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