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Borden Cracker Jack Copycat Recipe
Borden Cracker Jack
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Snack
Calories: 197
Cook Time: 1 hour
Recipe Rating: 4.8 (6 reviews)
 

In 1871 a German immigrant named F. W. Rueckheim came to Chicago with $200 in his pocket. He used all of his money to open a small popcorn shop in the city and started selling a sweet caramel-and-molasses-coated popcorn confection. Rueckheim's big break came in 1893, when the treat was served at Chicago's first world's fair. From then on the popcorn's popularity grew enormously. In 1896 a salesman tasting the treat for the first time said, "That's a cracker jack," and the name stuck. Shortly after Cracker Jacks debut another customer commented, "The more you eat, the more you want," and that's still the slogan today.

In 1912 the Cracker Jack Company started adding toy surprises, ranging from small books to miniature metal toy trains. To date they have given away more than 17 billion toy surprises. In 1964 Borden, Inc. bought the Cracker Jack Company, and today the Cracker Jack division is the largest user of popcorn in the world, popping more than twenty tons of corn a day. 

Source: Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

4 quarts popped popcorn
(or 1 1/3 bags microwave popcorn)
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Just like the boxed stuff
Dami  
Submitted on: 03/05/16
Tastes great. Wouldn't change a thing!
craker jack
sandra smith  
Submitted on: 10/04/15
WE JUST LOVE IT, IS SO GOOD, I'M FROM MEXICO, SO I LOVE CHILE. I POP 1 CUP OF POP CORN, USE THE SAME RECIPE, BUT I ADD 1 1/2 TSP OF GROUND CAYYENNE PEPPER, IT GIVE IT SUCH A GOOD FLAVOR SWEET/HOT
Fantastic
Marcelle  
Submitted on: 08/04/15
I love this recipe! I traded the corn syrup for maple syrup instead. Truned out great. Thank you!
Better Than Cracker Jacks
Jeannie  
Submitted on: 11/08/14
Hubby loved this. It was easy to make and is SO good! Hint:Throw the red skin peanuts into the caramel mixture before pouring onto the popcorn.
It's IS a Cracker Jack Recipe
Karen  
Submitted on: 05/02/13
Delicious! Easy to make. Crispy. Delicious. Only thing missing was the Toy Surprise!
JByars  
Submitted on: 04/29/12
This is good. Flavor's there, but you can control how much or little sweetness you want. I used raw peanuts, slightly roasted and added a little sprinkling of salt upon cooling for personal preference. Very easy & good! Did half cookie sheet heavy syrup and other half light syrup. We both got we wanted, same recipe. I thought it was better than cracker jack!