Homemade Cracker Jack

We were partying pretty hard around here lately with this yummy Homemade Cracker Jack Recipe. 

Homemade Cracker Jack at www.thebensonstreet.comThis guy celebrated his birthday yesterday, so naturally I threw him a baseball themed party. Complete with Homemade Cracker Jack, peanuts, bubble gum and a hot dog bar complete with all the fixings. It was a beautiful evening to roast hot dogs and play with friends.

He was so surprised at all the fun food, friends, family and partying. I am loving this beautiful Idaho weather we are having. It might be nice for another couple of days. I am just glad it held up for his party.

Baseball Birthday at www.thebensonstreet.com

It was a little crazy, so my picture taking of the food didn’t quite happen. I did get a shot of my easy mason jar silverware holders. 

Baseball Birthday Party at www.thebensonstreet.com

The bubble gum, peanuts and homemade cracker jack were a hit! We even had some of our guests dress up in baseball attire. It was so fun to just have a little get together with friends and family.

Homemade Cracker Jack Recipe at www.thebensonstreet.com

To finish off the celebration we devoured this baseball cake. It was so easy to make too. Just do a white cake and add the seams with a little bit of red icing. I made a funfetti cake with the funfetti frosting on the sides and just vanilla on the top to make it look like a baseball. 

Baseball Birthday Cake at www.thebensonstreet.com

Now get to making your own homemade cracker jack.

Homemade Cracker Jack

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: unknown


  • 2 bags popped microwave popcorn
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanuts


  • In a large bowl mix popcorn and peanuts
  • Mix together all other ingredients in a pot
  • Cook 5 minutes on medium heat
  • Bring to a boil
  • Pour over popped popcorn and peanuts
  • Stir well
  • Put mixture on a large cookie sheet and bake at 125 degrees for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes


I cooked mine on 170 degrees (because that is as low as my oven would go) for 45 minutes and still stirring every 15 minutes.
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I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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  1. Thanks for a great recipe! So much better than plain old popcorn! And cute party for a guy – no wonder his smile takes up the whole page!

  2. I never thought about making this before. Thanks for the recipe! The love you showered your son and friends with shines through all of your great ideas!

  3. Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I made this today, and it is crackerjack! I didn’t have any bags of microwave popcorn, so I popped a total of 1 cup kernels in my air popper. Also, I had great luck mixing and cooking the cracker jack in a large roasting pan. Thanks so much!