How to Freshen Stale Popcorn

By Samantha Herman

If you are the recipient of a big tin of popcorn, you know that unless you convince every member of your family to eat at least three handfuls of popcorn twice a day, the popcorn will go stale long before it all gets eaten. But instead of throwing out the stale popcorn left in the tin, you can always bring it back to life with a little help from your oven.

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Step 1

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees F.

Step 2

Spread the popcorn evenly on a baking sheet.

Step 3

Put the baking sheet in the oven.

Step 4

Set the timer for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Check the popcorn to see if it is crisper and more palatable.

Step 6

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until the popcorn is to your liking.