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Smoked Crackerjacks

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Crackerjacks

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes

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Pecan

These pecan smoked crackerjacks make for a sweet, snack-sized treat. Popcorn and peanuts are tossed in a sweet and sticky brown sugar bourbon caramel and sprinkled with sea salt.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

    Steps

    • 1

      When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).
    • 2

      Combine popcorn and peanuts in a large bowl and toss.
    • 3

      Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a gentle boil until the temperature reads 250 degrees on a candy thermometer.
    • 4

      Stir in baking soda and let bubble for 1 minute. Remove from heat and while whisking, add in bourbon and vanilla. Working quickly, pour the hot caramel over the popcorn and peanuts and toss to coat.
    • 5

      Divide the mixture in half and spread over two parchment lined baking sheets. Place directly on the grill grate and smoke for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with sea salt and let cook.
    • 6

      Break into bite sized pieces and serve. Enjoy!

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