Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

Down at the Pickin’ Patch in Avon, CT I found the darnedest thing – popcorn still on the cob! Will wonders never cease? It’s like they knew a snack-obsessed blogger was headed their way. I used to think I was special for making homemade microwave popcorn. But now look at me! Boo-ya!

Seriously, the kids were all excited. It was fun. And the popcorn truly tasted superior to the store-bought variety we usually stuff our faces with.

So, get this, all you do is put an ear of dried corn in a bag. Microwave it for 2 1/2 or 3 minutes on high with the bag folded shut.

Then, ta da, you have popcorn. And a semi-naked cob. Magic!

One ear made more than enough to feed my two growing and hungry children. Now I’m wondering how one dries an ear of corn. Anyone know?


  1. fantastic! (and, yes, the first thing i thought was, “how do i start drying corn??”)

    wondering if you can just pop it in a covered pot and shake it around – for those of us without a microwave.

  2. this is truly awesome!

  3. Fantastic! We have a few ears of corn that dried right on our cornstalks — but ours were teeny. I had high hopes for the Dakota black popcorn, but all I have is one 3-inch cob. (The wild critters enjoyed the rest.) I think you can just let corn cobs dry in the oven, at very low temperature. I’ll have to try this!

  4. We make our own popcorn on the stove – soo tasty!

  5. those are indeed the darnedest things. I hope you find out how to make dried corn cobs yourself and post your findings here. My kids would LOVE those!

  6. Kacee
    10:59 am on October 27th, 2011

    You have to grow corn for popping and they you let it dry on the stalk all summer. Here is a great article about it:
    Also remember that if you plant sweet corn you don’t want your popping corn to be in tassel at the same time because they can cross pollinate so have different days to maturity is important, you want to have at least 14 days between them.

  7. Kacee
    10:59 am on October 27th, 2011

    Looks my link is there but it showed up white.

  8. Kacee,

    Thanks so much for chiming in I think my spam filter is to blame. I just tried tinkering with it and it is not giving me any love.
    Maybe if I post the url:

  9. darn it. sorry.

  10. Vyki
    3:25 pm on November 2nd, 2011

    The excalibur dehydrator book says you can just put a whole ear in the dehydrator. It mentions not to get them too dry as then they will not pop. 10% moisture is ideal, but I’m not sure how we are supposed to measure that at home!

  11. I just bought three ears at my farmers’ market! Can’t wait to pop em.

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