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5 Minute Popcorn For Movie Night

| January 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

Treat yourself to a night at the movies… without leaving home! My mom gave me this super easy recipe for making delicious popcorn in the length of time it takes to choose a movie on Netflix.

This stovetop recipe also makes a healthy and tasty snack for kids. The hardest part will be getting your toddler/child to share it with you!

5 Minute Popcorn

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves two

5 Minute Popcorn

Perfect popcorn for movie night at home.


  • Medium-sized pot with lid (I prefer non-stick)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil (even olive oil works)
  • 4 tbsp Butter or margarine, melted
  • ½ cup of popping corn (available at Bulk Barn)


  1. Heat the cooking oil over high heat.
  2. Once the oil is very hot, pour enough popping corn to cover the bottom of the saucepan.
  3. Cover, and wait to hear the kernels pop.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter or margarine in the microwave for 30 seconds (or over the stove, depending on your preferred method).
  5. Shake the saucepan a few times to ensure kernels are distributed evenly.
  6. Once the pot is filled with popcorn and you don’t hear any more popping, transfer to a serving bowl.
  7. Pour the melted butter over the hot popcorn and season with salt to taste.
  8. You can experiment with different seasonings just like they have at the movie theatres.


Tip: Cool the popping corn in the fridge before popping. I find it makes the kernels retain their moisture which will then make them pop better. Guarantees every kernel will pop!

Note: Popcorn can pose a choking hazard for infants and toddlers. Please exercise caution.

Ambereen Rahim is a senior analyst, part-time blogger and mom of three year old boy/girl twins. In her spare time you can find her travelling, exploring activities with the kids, trying new recipes and blogging about it. You can follow their adventures on twitter @2cuteblog



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  1. Mark Cook says:

    Thanks for sharing, i luv popcorn, and i usually buy microwave stuff, but i’m buying a bag of kernals to try this out, cheers!

  2. kathy downey says:

    I love microwave popcorn,thanks for the review

  3. Ambereen says:

    Glad you enjoyed it! This recipe is part of the winning entry in the CBC Radio’s School Lunch contest:

  4. kathy downey says:

    I love popcorn

  5. kathy downey says:

    Thats just perfect,we never use microwave popcorn,because i dont own one,just dont like the thought of cooking/reheating in it……..i always woner how safe it is

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