Crackerjacks Caramel Popcorn Better then You Remember!

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Kim D.

I adopted this recipe from Recipezaar and I can't wait to give it a try. This is what the original posted said about this recipe, "This is a great snack for anytime, it tastes just like Crackerjacks! Cooks Notes: If desired add 1 cup peanuts to popcorn BEFORE adding caramel sauce."

Top Review by rodney h.

Found this while looking for gifting recipes, gave it a try and all I can say is "Wow", which is exactly what everyone who tried it said, as well. This is a keeper, holidays or not. I did bump up the vanilla to a full teaspoon, as previously suggested, but that's personal taste, this is a great recipe!<br/>P.S. This has become a must have for the holidays. As such, a certain amount of tweaking has happened. I've found the addition of a small amount of molasses ( 1/4 tsp ) renders this indistinguishable from the real thing, (Cracker Jacks), providing of course you have a way to get your Cracker Jacks at their freshest, which few of us have. This recipe deserves a new scale, 5 stars is not enough.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put popcorn in shallow roasting pan (large pan).
  2. In heavy saucepan mix sugar, butter and corn syrup. Stir over medium heat until boiling.
  3. Continue boiling 5 minute without stirring. Remove from heat; add vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn; stir to coat well.
  4. Bake in preheated 250 degree oven for 1 hour stirring several times.
  5. Cool, break apart and store in tightly covered container. (Cool on waxed paper so it won't stick to pan).

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