DIY Microwave Popcorn

There are many brands of microwaveable popcorn to choose from, but it's easy (and cheaper) to do it yourself with a paper bag and popcorn kernels. A little butter, salt, and sugar make this microwaved popcorn the perfect pairing for sparkling wine.

DIY Microwave Popcorn

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About This Recipe

Special equipment:Microwave oven
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: Small Bites to Pair with Sparkling Wine


  • 1/4 cup plain white popcorn kernels
  • 1 paper bag
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated baker's sugar


  1. 1

    Empty popcorn kernels into paper bag, fold paper bag over twice.

  2. 2

    Put paper bag into microwave and set it for 3-4 minutes. As popping time will vary by microwave, stop it when the pops slow down to 2 seconds between pops.

  3. 3

    Carefully remove from microwave, add melted butter, salt, and sugar, and shake to combine.


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