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Smoked Crackerjacks

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Crackerjacks

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

30

Minutes

Serves

8 - 12

People

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What's this?

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

  • 16 Cup Popcorn, Popped

  • 2 Cup lightly salted dry roasted peanuts

  • 2 Cup butter

  • 4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1 Cup Corn Syrup

  • 2 Teaspoon salt

  • 2 Teaspoon baking soda

  • 4 Ounce bourbon

  • 2 Teaspoon vanilla extract

  • To Taste sea salt

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!