Here is the low down: my popcorn is made in an air popper and I get a significantly larger yield. I would say it makes roughly 10 cups of popped corn. Microwave popcorn is fine, but you need a few bags to get the right amount. Just be aware, 10ish cups is what you are looking for. Prepare your popcorn with the method you prefer! Place popped corn on baking sheets making an even layer. I normally use 2 baking sheets. If you are adding peanuts, you would sprinkle them onto the popcorn now (refer to image). Set aside.