Go Back
+ servings
homemade cracker jacks recipe

Copycat Cracker Jacks - Homemade Caramel Corn with Peanuts Recipe

This homemade Cracker Jacks recipe is the ultimate in copycat buttery caramel corn goodness. It's the perfect snack for family movie night or taking to on the go.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 cups popcorn popped
  • 1 cup peanuts


  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • 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.
  • Mix the popcorn and peanuts. Pour hot syrup mixture over the peanuts and popcorn. Stir gently until evenly coated.
  • Bake 15 minutes at 300 degrees. Break into pieces before serving.
Get a whole month's worth of dinner, dessert, & breakfast recipes!Meal planning, done! Click here for the recipes!