Caramel Jacks Popcorn

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With just a touch of molasses and lots of Spanish Peanuts this treat will remind you of that “take me out to the ball game” favourite – Cracker Jacks but with a little more caramel action!



Cooking spray

7 quarts popped popcorn

2 – 3 cups Spanish peanuts

1 cup butter

2 cups packed brown sugar

½ cup corn syrup

2 Tablespoons molasses

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 200℉ and spray a large roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Fill the roasting pan with the popped popcorn and pecans and set aside.
  3. Place the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. 
  4. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently then add the vanilla and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour the caramel over popcorn and mix well.
  6. Bake in oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 mins.
  7. Remove from the oven and after the hour is up and make sure to stir as it cools so you don’t end up with one big chunk!
  8. Package up in goody bags for gifting or store in an airtight container until your next ball game or movie night.

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