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Cracker Jack

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  • 1 cup sorghum molasses
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 quarts popped corn
  • 1 cup peanuts


  1. Mix sugar, molasses, butter, water and vinegar together. Cook until it makes a hard ball when dropped into cold water (265 degrees F). Stir frequently during last part of cooking to prevent scorching.
  2. Remove from heat and add baking soda. Stir lightly. While it still foams, pour over the popcorn mix.
  3. Pour into a flat, buttered pan.
  4. When cool, crumble into small pieces.