Recently a friend is threw a BIG Circus Birthday party for all 3 of her kids at once. I love this idea, it’s one party to plan, prep for and clean up after. Pretty brilliant, right?
Homemade Cracker Jacks
Melt butter, stir in sugar, syrup and salt. Boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, then stir in baking soda. Pour over popcorn and mix well to all kernels are coated (you can add 1 cup dry roasted peanuts if you like). Spread onto two cookie sheets and bake 1 hour at 250 F. Stir every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
This is my mom’s recipe and it never fails me. Be warned though, it won’t last long. Once you start munching on this sweet treat, it’s hard to stop. It’s always a party and holiday favorite.