Popcorns a favorite comfort food around here and something we make all-the-time. Sadly our popcorn maker broke for the second time in the last year. Not wanting to drop another $40 on a new one I turned to google instead and discovered that a brown bag and tape is all that’s needed to make some in the microwave! Life changing I tell ya. Thank you google. You make momm-ing so much easier.

Here’s how to do-it-yo-self at home!

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You’ll Need –

  • Un-popped corn kernels
  • Brown lunch bags
  • Tape
  • Favorite popcorn toppings such as melted butter, salt, sprinkles, and/or cinnamon and sugar

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1. Poor a little less than 1/4-cup of kernels into a brown bag.

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2. Fold the top of the bag down a couple times and use a piece of tape to hold in place.

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3. Place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or until you hear longer pauses between pops. Ours took only 2 minutes per bag.

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(((Waiting is the hardest part….)))

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(((…so practice a cartwheel or three instead.)))

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4. Add your toppings and…

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… shake, shake, shake.

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5. Repeat until everyone has their own custom bag of popcorn and enjoy!

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Easy peasy, right?

Nothing makes me happier than a good mom-hack and I think these individual microwave popcorns qualify. Do you have any tricks that have been making life easier or more fun lately?

Happy Thursday you guys!

XO, Rae


  1. merissa March 31, 2016 at #

    I’ve been making popcorn this way for years! Mess, no machine and no oil is the best part! This is the best way to make popcorn – I love the idea of everyone making their own personalized bag!

  2. Theresa March 31, 2016 at #

    Cute post. Really? You just put kernels in the bag and then right into the microwave? How awesome is that?

    • rae April 4, 2016 at #

      brilliant, right?! xoxoxo

  3. Mary Beth March 31, 2016 at #

    OK. This grandma does not want to be a Debbie Downer but… I read brown lunch bags might have chemicals. Please google this and then make your own informed decision for your kiddies. I am not pushing one side or the other, just like everyone to make informed choices.

    • rae April 4, 2016 at #

      thanks for the info mary beth… i will look into it more!

  4. Teri March 31, 2016 at #

    Your daughter’s expressions are the best part of this post!

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