Duh! Why haven’t I tried making popcorn in a brown paper bag in my microwave before? Why? Because it sounded slightly dangerous or comical; either a fire from putting paper in the micro or visions of popcorn flying everywhere! I have seen various things online about it and I finally looked it up on Wikihow. Duh! This was seriously almost not worth talking about because it is sooo easy and a no brainer for those of you, like me, who don’t have an air popper.
Mind you, I used a very small amount of popcorn and used a very small bag-no sense in starting a large fire! This took all of about 90 seconds. If you are using a lunch bag size, put in about 1/4 c organic (please use organic-no frankencorn-blech!) popcorn or less, put in the bag, fold the bag over twice and stick in the microwave for about 60-90 seconds. Watch it closely and when you hear the popping slow down, take it out or you could start a fire, like you could if you left it on the stovetop unattended to burn.
Voi-la! Quick, easy and the best part, no mess to clean up! It’s the perfect amount for a snack unless you’re like me and can polish 5-6 cups off without batting an eye. Still, this worked out like a dream and I’m so glad I tried it.