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Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade Cracker Jacks recipe? Learn how to make Homemade Cracker Jacks using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sheltonmath

Makes 16 servings



Better than boxed. Even better than the stuff you buy at the amusement parks. For special occasions only.

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Cracker Jacks

3 quarts air popped popcorn
2 c peanuts
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

Recipe Directions for Homemade Cracker Jacks

  1. Mix popcorn and peanuts in a large bowl or pan.

  2. In saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar, butter, and cream of tartar. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and boil 10 minutes (hard-ball stage).

  4. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda.

  5. Pour over popcorn and nuts, stirring to coat evenly. Continue stirring until mixture is evenly coated with syrup.

  6. Spread on buttered cookie sheets to cool.

  7. Break into chunks and store in airtight container.

Categories

Appetizers, Dessert, Snacks, American, Christmas, Cocktail Party, Fourth of July, Valentine's Day, Advance

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 66.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
323
Calories from Fat
186
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.7g
32%
Saturated Fat
8.5g
43%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
164mg
7%
Potassium
169mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
31.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
20.0g
Protein
5.6g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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