How to Make Your Own Cracker Jacks

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Preparation time: 40 minutes

Servings:  3-4 people

Here is our recipe for Cracker Jacks.

Cracker Jacks

Cracker Jacks

Ingredients for Cracker Jacks:

  • 4 qt popped popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup molasses


Here are the easy steps to make Cracker Jacks:

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Combine the popcorn and peanuts on a cookie sheet and place it in preheated oven.
  • Mix all the remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Stirring over medium heat, bring this mixture to a boil until you will see the mixture turning dark brown.
  • Remove the popcorn and peanuts from the oven after 20 minutes and pour the caramel mixture over them.
  • Put them back in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Mix well so that all the popcorn is coated.
  • Cool and store in a covered container.

Cracker Jacks
Image: Courtesy of Scrumptiouz

Your kids will love to have sweet and delicious Cracker Jacks.


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