Build-Your-Own Popcorn Snack Bags

popcorn in a brown paper bag

These BYO (“build-your-own”) popcorn bags are perfect for your Oscar party needs because everyone gets to pick their own favorite add-ins and build their version of a perfect movie-watching snack.




  1. Add popcorn kernels to a brown paper lunch bag and fold the top down twice. Place in microwave on its side (so the bag stays folded).
  2. Microwave on high for 2-2 1/2 minutes or until popping slows to 2-3 second intervals.
  3. Let the bag sit untouched for about 30 seconds to make sure everything is done popping! Then gently open the bag and add butter, salt and seasonings as desired (shaking well to evenly distribute).
  4. Finally, add toppings of choice.

Keywords: popcorn topping bar, healthy popcorn bar, entertaining