Summer vacation is in full swing here and I’m already trying to think of more ideas to keep my kids busy. When I told my kids we were going to do a kitchen “experiment” they were very excited. I had heard from a few people that you could take regular popcorn and microwave it in a brown paper bag. Sounded too good to be true but I was willing to give it a try! My kids LOVE popcorn so this was a perfect activity for them along with letting them come up with their own list of toppings!
This popcorn doesn’t really need a lot of explanation. You put some popcorn in a brown paper bag, roll it up, then microwave for a few minutes. It works great!!! Deciding what you want to put ON the popcorn is the hard part!
Need a little inspiration for some popcorn toppings? Here are some ideas…
- melted butter or olive oil
- Parmesan cheese or any type of grated dry type cheese
- herbs & spices such lemon pepper, salt & pepper, Caribbean seasoning, Cajun seasoning, pizza seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, apple or pumpkin pie spice, or Asian spice mixes
- bacon crumbles
- truffle salt or truffle oil
- candy like M&Ms or chopped up candy bars
- chips like chocolate chips or peanut butter chips
- cookies like chopped up Oreos
- nuts like toasted peanuts, cashews, or pecans
- cocoa powder, sugar, & cinnamon
- Ranch or Italian seasoning mixes
- Buffalo or Hot sauce
- Shredded coconut or toasted coconut
- Cinnamon & Sugar
What’s your favorite popcorn topping??
|Italian Brown Paper Bag Popcorn||
- 3 tablespoons popcorn kernels
- 1 lunch sized brown paper bag
- melted butter or margarine
- grated Parmesan cheese
- garlic powder
- dried Italian seasoning blend
- Place popcorn in brown paper bag. Roll up the top a few times to close. Place bag in microwave so that bag is flat and rolled top is facing up. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until popping slows down.
- Top popcorn with desired amount of melted butter/margarine, cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt.
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