I found a recipe for Homemade Cracker Jack last week, so I decided to give it a try one night. I made a few tiny adjustments to mesh the recipe with my usual way of making popcorn.
First, I mixed:
1/4c vegetable oil
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp vanilla
I put 3 kernels of popcorn in the pot, covered it, and put it over medium high heatWhen my tester kernels popped, I added in 1/3c popcorn kernels, replaced the lid and removed from heat for 30 seconds
I returned the pot to heat and waited for the kernels to pop.
I messed up here, I should have followed the original directions to shake the pan continuously, but I forgot about that and as a result some of the popcorn near the bottom had a burnt taste. (With regular popcorn, this hasn't been an issue for me, I think it happened here because the sugar syrup is so thick, the popcorn doesn't move as much on its own).
Once it was all popped, I poured it out onto wax paper to coolYummy homemade cracker jack!