Easy Cracker Jack Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Easy Homemade Cracker Jack

Easy Cracker Jack Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Ever since I made my ridiculously simple 3-ingredient vegan caramel sauce, and ever since I discovered it makes for the best vegan salted caramel popcorn, I’ve been giddily awaiting the moment when I could turn it into a beloved childhood favorite: cracker jack!

If you’ve been reading Pickles & Honey for a little while, you’ll know that I’ve put this 3-ingredient caramel sauce on, oh, everything. In addition to the caramel popcorn, there’s been caramel apple pie milkshakes and apple cider cake with caramel sauce…and now this cracker jack copycat recipe, which dare I say it, is SO much better than the sugary and addictive original.

Side note: did you know cracker jack was already vegan? Kinda cool.

Easy Cracker Jack Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

What I love about this recipe is that it’s sweet and buttery, but the sweetness is all thanks to lower-glycemic coconut nectar (the texture of that stuff is so incredibly ideal for legit caramel chewiness) and the buttery factor is all thanks to rich, mildly-flavored cashew butter. This is one of those recipes that seems almost too simple (6 ingredients and 1 bowl!) to be this amazing. Trust me, though, it’s one of the best things to come out of our kitchen.

Easy Cracker Jack Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

I’m told there’s a big football game this weekend, and while I’m preeeeeettty sure cracker jack is a baseball snack?? —it doesn’t matter. What matters is that this snack takes 15 minutes from start to finish (including time to wash the bowl!), which means more time hanging out and/or watching the game. It’s perfectly sweet, a little bit salty, with crunchy pieces and chewy bites too. And it makes a big batch that will somehow definitely not last the night. I actually had to hide this cracker jack from myself. (that’s going really well…NOT)

Look at those clusters!!!

Easy Cracker Jack Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

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Easy Homemade Cracker Jack

Easy Cracker Jack Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Easy Homemade Cracker Jack

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 10 cups


Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 7 mins

Total Time: 12 mins

Homemade cracker jack popcorn that requires just 6 ingredients, 1 bowl, and a few minutes to bake. It's lower-glycemic, but every bit as crave-worthy as the original cracker jack recipe.

Easy Cracker Jack Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Easy Homemade Cracker Jack

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Ingredients

  • 10 cups plain popped popcorn
  • 1 batch 3-ingredient vegan caramel sauce
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup roasted, lightly salted peanuts
  • fine grain sea salt for sprinkling

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 10 cups

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 7 mins Total Time: 12 mins

Homemade cracker jack popcorn that requires just 6 ingredients, 1 bowl, and a few minutes to bake. It's lower-glycemic, but every bit as crave-worthy as the original cracker jack recipe.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the popcorn to a large mixing bowl and set it aside (you may need two bowls).
  • Add the caramel sauce to a small pot over low-medium heat and bring it to a simmer, stirring often. Remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and gently stir to coat the popcorn with the caramel. Fold in the peanuts.
  • Transfer the popcorn to your baking sheet, sprinkle with sea salt, and bake for 7-9 minutes, until the tops are just beginning to turn a darker caramel color.
  • Allow the popcorn to cool completely, then break it into pieces and enjoy! Leftover popcorn can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

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