Kids Cook Monday Recipe: Home-made Microwave Popcorn

Simple, inexpensive, and tasty popcorn.
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Cooking with Children

Store-bought microwave isn't really as healthy as it sounds. With ingredients such as artificial colours and flavours, milk and even fish (yes, you read that right), we want something better for our family.


Act II Popcorn Ingredients: Popcorn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Annatto Color. Contains: Fish, Milk


Stove-top popcorn can be too dangerous for kids to do on their own, so, here's a simple and cheap microwave popcorn method your kids can make anytime with little-to-no supervision.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • to taste salt, butter and seasoning

Instructions

  1. Put popcorn kernels in a brown paper lunch bag.
  2. Fold the bag over twice and place in microwave. Do not use staples as this will spark and possibly catch fire in the microwave!!!
  3. Set your microwave on high for 3 minutes and listen for the popping.
  4. When the popping slows to one to two pops per second, stop the microwave and take your bag out.
  5. Carefully open the bag and season to taste.

Fun with Toppings

If your family is feeling adventurous, you can try some of these fun topping ideas:

  • Traditional: Salt and butter
  • Cinna-mix: Brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Sweet Tooth: Caramel Sauce (Mom and Dad will have to help with this one)
  • Cheesey Pleaser: Grated Parmesan and/or Romano cheese
  • Nice 'n Scipy: Chili powder, hot sauce and salt

What is your favourite topping? Let me know in the comments below!


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