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Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe


  • 10-12 cups of air popped Popcorn, Okay so substitute a 3.5 ounce bag of Microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Salted Peanuts


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pop your popcorn by following the instructions on the kernels.
  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Pour popped corn in.
  • Mix together brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt , and water in a medium saucepan.
  • Simmer stirring frequently until the temperature reaches 250 on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  • Pour caramel mixture over the popcorn. Fold in until popcorn is evenly coated. Stir in peanuts.
  • Pour popcorn onto prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
  • Cool completely. Break up and store in an airtight container.
Author: Krystle
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