Rainbow Popcorn

I brought back a bag of rainbow popcorn kernels from my last trip to Frankenmuth.  They have gorgeous colors: red, purple, yellow, white, and blue. No wonder it is called rainbow popcorn.  However, all the colors are gone once they are heated in the microwave. 

I learned to use lunch bag to make popcorns years ago from Food Network Magazine.  And I have been doing my own popcorns this way ever since.  It is simple and fast.  More importantly, I can cut the butter/oil and sugar in half or more this way.  It is healthier!


1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 teaspoon oil
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (use more if you have sweet tooth)
1 large big paper lunch bag


Sprinkle the corn kernels with oil, and then mix with sugar.  Whisk until corn kernels are evenly coated with a thin layer of sugar.   

Add corn kernels to lunch bag.  Fold the bag several times.

Microwave it on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes.  The time needed depends on microwave.  My old microwave used to take one and half minutes to make perfect popcorn, while the new one I bought needs 1 minutes and 45 seconds to get the job done.  You should be able to know how much time your own microwave needs after a couple times. 


Throw in some beers; we are ready for a movie night at home!