Make at Home Cracker Jacks

Make at Home Cracker Jacks

I think I’ve made mention that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and with it comes lots and lots of candy options. One of my favorite treats growing up was a box of Cracker Jacks, and to this day the mix of caramel corn and peanuts reminds me of fall. I searched around until I found the recipe below. If you’re a fan of the boxed original, the homemade variety is even more incredible, with the same balance of sweet and salty, but with a true caramel flavor.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, plus more for baking sheet
  • 10 cups plain unsalted popped (from 1/2 cup kernels or a 3.3-ounce bag microwave popcorn) popcorn
  • 1 cup cashews, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • Coarse salt

Directions

1.     Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter a large rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Place popcorn in a large bowl; if using cashews, add to bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.

2.     In a small saucepan, bring butter, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons water to a boil, stirring constantly. Working quickly, drizzle popcorn with sugar syrup, and toss.

3.     Spread popcorn evenly on prepared baking sheet. Bake, tossing occasionally, until golden and shiny, about 40 minutes. Transfer hot popcorn to parchment-paper-lined baking sheet; let cool.


Brandi Rademacher Headshot
Author:
Phone: 253-224-6663
Dated: October 26th 2011
Views: 4,742
About Brandi: Brandi Rademacher with RE/MAX Realty South is the Professional Realtor who other Realtors come to fo...

Property Search









RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

HOME OF THE WEEK OCT 2020 - CONDO - 2 bedroom/2 bathroom 
Home Of The Week 1212 32nd St NE Auburn 98002 - Lovely home with new carpets and
Refinance Will They Implement A New Fee And Increase Costs 20200906 - Increase costs and new fee for
How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs - According toGeorge Ratiu,Senior

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

RE/MAX Realty South
4329 A St SE, Ste E
Auburn, WA
360-529-3350
253-397-4912

Other Locations