Time: 15 minutes. No ball game would be complete without the traditional peanuts and Cracker Jack. These sundaes give you both. You can use store-bought Cracker Jack (the cook gets to keep the prize) or make your own with gourmet caramel corn and salty Spanish peanuts.

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Credit: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat. Cook without stirring until mixture starts to turn a deep reddish brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Then gently swirl the pan to color evenly, remove from heat, and add butter and 1 cup whipping cream, stirring constantly (mixture will boil furiously). Let cool slightly.

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  • Whisk remaining 1 cup whipping cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl until soft peaks form.

  • Scoop about 1/2 cup ice cream into each serving bowl. Pour 2 tbsp. warm sauce over ice cream (you will have a little extra), then top each with 1/4 cup caramel corn and 2 tbsp. peanuts. Dollop portions with whipped cream.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

664 calories; calories from fat 56%; protein 9g; fat 41g; saturated fat 21g; carbohydrates 71g; fiber 0.5g; sodium 188mg; cholesterol 115mg.
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