Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe


  • 4 Cup Popped corn
  • 1 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup Molasses
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar

Preparation Method

  1. A candy thermometer is handy to have for this rcipe to test the temperature of the syrup that binds the popcorn and nuts together.
  2. Mix popcorn and peanuts together in a large bowl or pan.
  3. Cook molasses and sugar together until the mixture reaches a tempurature of 235 degrees on a candy thermometer. If you don't have a thermometer, test the syrup by letting some drop from a spoon into a cup of cold water. The syrup is done when it forms a thead as it drops into the water.
  4. Pour hot syrup mixture over the popcorn nut mixture and stir to coat evenly. Cool and break into chunks with a wooden spoon. Stored in an airtight container, mixture will keep well for 4 to 6 weeks.