Recipe for Making Popcorn or Kettlecorn without Chemicals or Additives

I enjoy popcorn.  I prefer air popped popcorn with a little butter and salt to microwave popcorn.  When I am in a hurry I will often make a bag of microwave popcorn but the artificial flavors and coloring can turn me off from that option.  I have begun popping my own microwave popcorn in a paper bag.

It is quick, easy, and a healthy popcorn option.

To make popcorn or Kettle corn in the microwave you will need:

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup pop corn kernels
  • non-stick cooking spray or a dash of olive oil
  • sugar
  • salt
  • 1 paper lunch bag

Spray your popcorn kernels with cooking spray (usually 1 pump will do).  Stir the kernels to coat evenly.  Pour your kernels into the paper bag.  Add teaspoon of sugar (you can add more or less depending on how sweet you want the popcorn).  Add salt to taste (usually 1/2 teaspoon).  Close the paperbag and fold the top over two times.  Shake the bag several times to coat the kernels with the sugar and salt.  Lay the Bag on its side in the microwave and cook it for 1 minute 30 seconds or until the popcorn popping slows down.

Take the bag out of the microwave, shake it, open and enjoy tasty popcorn that costs only pennies per serving and does not have any of the artificial flavorings or coloring.