Cracker Jax


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 cups popped corn
  • 1 cup peanuts


Combine the sugar, margarine, corn syrup, and salt over low heat. Cook until the margarine melts. Cook an additional 3 minutes without stirring, then add the baking soda and the vanilla.combine the popped corn and peanuts in a large bowl. Pour the liquid mixture over the popped corn and peanuts. Mix until they are evenly coated with the liquid. Spoon the coated popcorn/peanut mixture onto a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes. Allow the Jax to cook, then break into pieces to eat.

By Marie E. Cecchini from West Dundee, IL


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