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Microwave Movie Theatre-Style Popcorn
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins

Learn how to make Homemade Microwave Popcorn with just popcorn kernels and a brown bag. I'll even show you 3 delicious flavors including Caramel Corn!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 -2
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • cup (60g/2oz) popcorn kernels
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons (1 ½oz/45g) butter, melted
  1. Put the popcorn kernels in a medium brown paper bag. Roll the top of it closed nice and tight. This will keep in the steam while cooking
  2. Place the bag upright in the microwave (not on it’s side)
  3. Cook for roughly 1 minute 35-50 seconds or until the kernels stop popping at the rate of at least 1 per second. Keep an eye on it (NOTE: my microwave is 1200 watts so your cooking time may vary depending on your microwave)
  4. In the brown paper bag, pour in the melted butter and shake the bag while pouring the butter in a slow stream. Enjoy immediately
Recipe Notes

*make sure there are no holes in your brown paper bag
* stay close by the microwave while cooking so you can hear it pop, the popcorn can burn if cooked too long
*Place bag standing upright, not on its side
*store popcorn in an airtight container for 2 days.
Weight Watchers Point: 4 Smart Points:8

Nutrition Facts
Microwave Movie Theatre-Style Popcorn
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 158
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.