Homemade Cracker Jack Recipe

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pop the popcorn,.
  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Add popcorn.
  • Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt and water in a pan.
  • Simmer over medium-high heat stirring frequently until temperature reaches 250°F (firm to hard ball stage).
  • Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla and baking soda.
  • Pour over the popcorn and use spatula to gently fold the caramel into the popcorn until well coated.
  • Stir in the peanuts.
  • Pour the mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread out.
  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and allow to cool.
  • Carefully break up and store in an airtight container.
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