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Cracker Jacks

Yield about 4 quarts

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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