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Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe

homemade cracker jacks recipe Joe and I have a bad habit. Well, we probably have several bad habits, but let's not talk about those. The one I'll admit to now is our Cracker Jack habit. We don't buy Cracker Jacks. We don't have little toy surprises. We don't share our nighttime snack with our babe. There, I said it. The horror! Joe makes our Cracker Jacks. The recipe is simple, and he whips it up most evenings after Grace goes to bed.

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Homemade Cracker Jack Snacks
homemade cracker jacks recipe
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homemade cracker jacks recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt over low heat until the butter is all melted. Cook without stirring for three minutes. Add the baking soda and vanilla.
  3. Mix the popcorn and peanuts. Pour hot syrup mixture over the peanuts and popcorn. Stir gently until evenly coated.
  4. Bake 15 minutes at 300 degrees. Break into pieces before serving.
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  This is delicious hot or cold, fresh or stale, by yourself or with a buddy. You get the idea. 2013 note – We eat this for family movie night regularly. The kids love it as much as we do! (Was there ever any doubt they would?)

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38 thoughts on “Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe”

  1. Heather – It says in the original recipe that the peanuts are optional. I bet you could substitute something, too. Maybe M&Ms; or pecans or even raisins?

  2. Heather – It says in the original recipe that the peanuts are optional. I bet you could substitute something, too. Maybe M&Ms or pecans or even raisins?

  3. Thanks for sharing. I didn’t have Cracker Jack, but Crunch and Munch the other night. Bought a box at Wal-Mart and shared it with my daughter at the drive in.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I didn’t have Cracker Jack, but Crunch and Munch the other night. Bought a box at Wal-Mart and shared it with my daughter at the drive in.

  5. Oooh, YUM! That looks so good, I bet it’s way better than the packaged version!

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  6. Oooh, YUM! That looks so good, I bet it’s way better than the packaged version!

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  7. Is it 3 – 4 cups of packed brown sugar or is it 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar? I want to make it – but I am confused by this?

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