If you’ve got a huge gang coming over, you may want to use the hot air popper, but if you’ve got a small group, it’s quite convenient to make individual-sized popcorn in a paper bag. And of course, homemade tasted much better than that store-bagged stuff.
What You Need
To get started, all you need is a lunch-sized paper bag, some popcorn kernels and a measuring cup.
Of course, popcorn needs toppings and what you’ll provide is up to you. You can do traditional salt and butter, drizzle with chocolate sauce, sprinkle parmesan or seasonings and spices. You can even let each party attendee decide what topping they’d like on their popcorn.
Put ½ cup of popcorn in each bag (or ¼ cup for smaller appetites).
Then fold the top of the bag over twice.
Place the popcorn, one bag at a time, in the microwave. Put in high setting for 2 ½ minutes, but stop the microwave when there are about 5 seconds between pops. Leave it in for too long and it may burn.
CAUTION: It’s hot in those bags! Open them up and let the heat escape before serving.
Add Your Toppings
Open the bag and add your preferred toppings. Close the bag and shake well to distribute yummy flavor.
Then once all your bags are ready, you can serve.
TIP: If you have a large group, right each child’s name on the bag, so they don’t get mixed up.
For more ideas for sleepover party food check out Pizza Party Ideas, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, and Blueberry Pancakes.