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Homemade Cracker Jacks

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  Popped corn 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Cocktail peanuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dark corn syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Mix together the popped corn and the peanuts in a very large bowl or a roast pan.
Keep warm in a 250 degree oven.
Melt butter in a heavy 2 quart saucepan.
Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
Boil without stirring for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Stir in baking soda and vanilla.
Quickly pour over warm popcorn and peanut mixture while tossing until popcorn and nuts are well coated.
Spread out in a shallow baking pan or cookie sheet.
Bake at 250 degree for 45 minutes.
Stir about every 15 min.
Make sure every piece of popcorn has been moved around on the bottom.
Remove from the oven.
Turn out on aluminum foil to let it cool.
Store in a tightly covered container.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1679 Calories from Fat 903

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 105 g161.6%

Saturated Fat 17.1 g85.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 975.5 mg40.6%

Total Carbohydrates 181 g60.4%

Dietary Fiber 9.7 g38.9%

Sugars 125.2 g

Protein 21 g41.7%

Vitamin A 38.9% Vitamin C 0.99%

Calcium 22% Iron 24.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe