Popcorn Popper Done Right: Part 2

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Y’all remember the popcorn popper bowl that I stumbled upon and swore I was gonna buy?  I done bought one and I’m back to fill you in on the hype.

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Here’s exactly what I did:

I measured two tablespoons of coconut oil into the bottom of the bowl (you can use less, or even omit this step, but I’m training and can get away with the calories), then added about 1 tsp. table salt and stirred together before adding 1/3 cup popcorn kernels.  Finally, I stirred everything together to coat the kernels.

I set the microwave for 4 minutes, but I think I could have gone a bit longer.

This is how everything looked when I pulled the very hot bowl from the microwave (why isn’t this bowl heat-resistant?!):

popcorn popper bowl

Now that we know it can pop, how did it taste?  My comparison go-to was regular microwavable popcorn pouches, because that’s what I typically eat.

The popcorn bowl popcorn was uniformly salted and fragrant from the coconut oil.  The corn was crispier and lightier than I’m used to eating.  It was delicious and a definite competitor with store-bought.

One other annoyance I had was with the old maids.  Popcorn trivia!  Old maids = kernels that didn’t pop.


I hate old maids (the kernels, not really old household help) in general and I found I was just as annoyed with this popper.  Seriously, I need to get more important things to roll my eyes at than old maids (the kernels, not spinsters).  I will experiment with the time, to see if I can get more popped, but I was afraid I was going to burn the good stuff if I went longer than 4 minutes.

Overall, it’s a product I can wholeheartedly endorse.  It’s easy, it’s frugal, it’s yummy!  The best part (other than the price and talking about old maids) is you can easily make multiple batches to satisfy everyone’s tastes.  No more buying separate boxes that take up valuable cabinet space.

If you want one too, I dug out the original link: HERE.

Wanna know what flavor we made in our inaugural batch?

Here ya go.  Happy popping!

OMT's! Bacon Popcorn


  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. bacon drippings
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • Bacon bits- optional


  1. Place the oils and salt in bowl and stir to mix.
  2. Add popcorn kernels and stir to coat.
  3. Microwave on high for 4-4:30 minutes. Stop microwave when you no longer hear popping for 3-4 continuous seconds.
  4. BOWL WILL BE HOT! Use pot holders to take out of microwave.
  5. Pour popcorn in big bowl.
  6. EAT!






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  1. I switched from microwave popcorn years ago when I received a Whirley Pop for Christmas. There is no comparison with microwave popcorn, especially if you use gourmet popcorn like Orville Redenbacher. It takes a little more effort than microwave, but well worth it. In fact, we had a delicious batch of kettle corn just this week.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      KENT! Mmmm, I love kettle corn. But seriously, this is pretty danged good…especially with the bacon.

  2. Bacon popcorn?! So cool! Everything tastes better with bacon!!! I had no idea you could make popcorn in the microwave other than with those microwave popcorn bags, which we no longer buy anymore. My kids always make it on the stovetop. Sounds like I need to learn more!!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      This bowl is easy to use with a one-time learning curve. The only caveat is the danged thing gets hot enough for pot holders.

  3. I haven’t tried using coconut oil to make popcorn. Do you have to be careful not to get it too hot?

  4. I am a HUGE popcorn fan. It’s in the top 5 of my great foods list.
    I’m also a die hard fan of the Stir Crazy popcorn popper. I literally wear them out.
    However, occasionally I just want FAST popcorn, but I don’t like the microwave popcorn bags because they are so dang salty!
    I think I’ll give this a try… oh, and I HIGHLY recommend using Orville Reddenbacher popcorn kernels-there are always very few old maids-the kernels, not the ladies-lol.

    p.s. I use coconut oil for flavor, but on the days I’m feeling guilty over my feeding frenzy I use canola oil which tastes great too.


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