Saturday, September 20, 2014

Recipe: My Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe Is the Perfect Halloween Snack!

Here’s a Fall favorite of ours for those that loved the taste of that childhood favorite, Cracker Jacks.  My homemade version tastes just as delicious with salted peanuts against honey sweetened popcorn that you will find it hard to tell the two apart.

I do hope you decide to make my recipe sometime because I think you honestly will be glad you did!

My Homemade Cracker Jacks

¼ cup of honey
¼ cup of margarine (not spread) or butter
1-1/2 quarts of popped popcorn
¾ cup of shelled peanuts
2 tablespoons of light corn or dark corn syrup

Melt the honey and butter or margarine in a small saucepan. 

Remove from the heat and corn syrup.

Place the popped corn and peanuts in a large mixing bowl and combine.

Pour the honey mixture over the popcorn-peanut mix to coat thoroughly.

Spread the coated popcorn mix in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  (You will need several cookie sheets or baking pans since this produces several batches).

Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 10-15 minutes until crisp, depending on how your oven is regulated. 

Cool and later store in an airtight container.