Here’s a Fall favorite of ours for those that loved the taste of that childhood favorite, Cracker Jacks. My Homemade Cracker Jacks version tastes just as delicious with salted peanuts against honey sweetened popcorn that you will find it hard to tell the two apart. The marriage of salty and sweet is so irresistible that it is hard to tell which flavor will tempt you the most.
I do hope you decide to make my Homemade Cracker Jacks recipe sometime because I think you honestly will be glad you did!
Another incredible popcorn recipe that I make is Popcorn Balls. These also are perfect to have ready for Halloween.
My Homemade Cracker Jacks
¼ cup of honey
¼ cup of margarine (not spread) or butter
1-1/2 quarts of popped popcorn
¾ cup of shelled peanuts
2 tablespoons of light corn or dark corn syrup
Melt the honey and butter or margarine in a small saucepan.
Remove from the heat and corn syrup.
Place the popped corn and peanuts in a large mixing bowl and combine.
Pour the honey mixture over the popcorn-peanut mix to coat thoroughly.
Spread the coated popcorn mix in a single layer on a cookie sheet. (You will need several cookie sheets or baking pans since this produces several batches).
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 10-15 minutes until crisp, depending on how your oven is regulated.
Cool and later store in an airtight container.