Monday, February 20, 2012

Peanut Butter Cracker Jacks

Clara has been asking for Cracker Jacks.

And, since today is Family Day, I thought it would be a great time to try and make some.

I tried to make ours a little healthier than the stuff in the red box.

This recipe makes a ton and takes no time to make.

We used our trusty Whirley Pop popcorn maker but microwave popcorn would work too.

Clara requested peanut, marshmallows and honey in her corn and I think it is a swell combo.

We scooped ourselves a large bowl if it and settled in to listen to The Railway Children on

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cracker Jacks
(adapted from

15-20 Cups popped corn (about 1 cup unpopped kernals)
1/2C honey
1/4C brown sugar
1/2C unsweetened natural peanut butter (if youre using a sweetened PB here just dont add any brown sugar)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C micro marshmallows
1 C peanuts

Pop corn.
Pick through and try to remove all un-popped kernals.

Pour popcorn into a huge bowl, salt popped corn to taste, add marshmallows and peanuts.

In a small pot, over med heat, stir together honey and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer a few minutes to dissolve sugar. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
Pour honey mixture over popcorn and stir to combine.
Spread mixture out on a large cookie sheet and bake at 200* for about 10 minutes or so.
Eat warm if you want to....we sure did.