Monday, March 9, 2009

Homemade goodness *Cracker Jacks*

Cracker Jacks

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tbsp corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp vanilla
8 cups popped popcorn

Combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt over low heat until the butter is all melted. Cook without stirring for 3 minutes. Add the baking soda and vanilla. Pour onto the popcorn and peanuts, and mix until evenly coated. Bake 15 minutes at 300 degrees. Break into pieces.
If you want a less sweet snack, add more popcorn. If you pop your popcorn in a sauce pan, you can use the same oily pan to make the candy-coated mixture. The oil helps it slide right out.

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