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       Title: HOMEMADE CRACKER JACKS
  Categories: Snacks
       Yield: 20 servings
  
       4 c  Popped corn
       1 c  Peanuts
     1/2 c  Molasses
     1/4 c  Sugar
  
   :       A candy thermometer is handy to have for this rcipe to test the
   temperature of the syrup that binds the popcorn and nuts together.
   
   Mix popcorn and peanuts together in a large bowl or pan.
   
   Cook molasses and sugar together until the mixture reaches a tempurature of
   235 degrees on a candy thermometer.  If you don't have a thermometer, test
   the syrup by letting some drop from a spoon into acup of cold water. The
   syrup is done when it forms a thead as it drops into the water.
   
   Pour hot syrup mixture over the popcorn nut mixture and stir to coat
   evenly.  Cool and break into chunks with a wooden spoon.  Stored in an
   airtight container, mixture will keep well for 4 th\o 6 weeks.
   
   Yield: 40 oz.
   
   Source:  Cheaper and Better Alternatives to Storebought Goods by: Nancy
   Birnes
   
   Found by Fran McGee
  
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