Does your favorite junk food call your name in the middle of the night and you have to answer? Let’s be real — sometimes those stubborn little urges are hard to ignore! Luckily, you don’t have to run to the store anymore for your late-night cravings, because you make can your favorite classic snacks at home!
Try this recipe and let us know in the comments section how it came out!
"THE REAL'S" HOMEMADE CRACKER JACKS
1/3 cup uncooked popcorn
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons roasted peanut oil
Kosher or sea salt
½ cup uncooked peanuts
In a large pot, put 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and some popcorn kernels to test. Put on medium-high heat to pop the kernels, and add the rest of the kernels in a single layer. Cover, cook and shake the pot, waiting until pops are several seconds apart. Put a thin layer of vegetable oil on a baking sheet and then put the popped corn in a bowl.
Clean out the pot and add the dark corn syrup, molasses, peanut oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, peanuts and sugar. On medium-high heat, stir for about 7 minutes. Check with a candy thermometer for a temperature of 290 degrees. Remove from heat and mix in the popcorn until it’s covered. Put mixture on the baking sheet. Once cooled, break apart into bite-sized pieces.