Cracker Jacks

Oxmoor House
about 4 quarts


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3/4 cup unpopped popcorn
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup raw peanuts, toasted


Pop popcorn, and place in a lightly greased 15-x 10-x 1-inch jellyroll pan. Set aside.

Combine sugar, butter, syrup, molasses, and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in soda and peanuts.

Pour hot syrup over popcorn in prepared pan, stirring until evenly coated. Bake at 200° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes to separate pieces. Cool and store in an airtight container.

Created date

February 2010