Baseball Opening Day is right around the corner!!! Jordan and Dava are gearing up for the start of the season by showing you how to make your own homemade peanuts and crackerjacks! Nom nom nom.
Peanuts and Crackerjacks!!!
2c brown sugar
½c corn syrup
½t baking soda
1T ginger root, minced
½c popcorn kernels
1 pkg bacon, chopped
½ c oil, (any kind, we used grapeseed)
Fry the bacon in a pan on med high heat until cooked and crispy. Set bacon aside on paper towel lined plate and leave grease in dirty pan for later.
Pop the popcorn: Coat a hefty pot with oil and heat on high. Throw one kernel in oil. When it starts to bubble, add all of the popcorn kernels. Cover the pot. When you hear the popping start, give the pot a jiggle. When the popping dies down, remove the pot from the heat.
Preheat oven to 250.
Make the caramel sauce: Using the dirty bacon pan, add the butter and melt it down on med high heat. Add the brown sugar and mix. Add the corn syrup and mix. Add the salt and ginger and mix. Remove from the heat. Add baking soda, vanilla, peanuts, cinnamon, and bacon. Stir together thoroughly.
Pour the sauce over the freshly popped popcorn. Transfer everything to a baking sheet (no foil). Put baking sheet in the oven for an hour. Every fifteen minutes take out the baking sheet, pour the popcorn back into the big bowl and then pour back onto the sheet. This evenly distributes the coating so that every kernel gets covered. After the fourth time, let the popcorn cool and serve!