Homemade Cracker Jacks

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Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine the peanuts, pecan halves, cayenne, Essence, Worcestershire, lemon juice, and...

  • Yield: about 3 quarts
  • Cooking time: 1 Hour 15 Min
  • Publisher: Foodnetwork.com


  • 1 1/2 cups salted Spanish redskin peanuts
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Essence, recipe follows
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted plus 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 9 cups popped corn
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cane syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

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