How to prepare Cracker Jacks

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Title: How to prepare Cracker Jacks Specific Purpose: to inform my audience how to prepare Cracker Jacks Central Idea: Introduction: to be determined 1. The first step is to assemble the ingredients and utensils a. Choose a stainless steel pot big enough to hold 8 cups popped popcorn and 2 cups shelled and salted peanuts, line cookie sheet with parchment paper and a high heat proof plastic spoon b. Measure out 8 cups air popped popcorn, 2 cups shelled and salted peanuts, 2 ½ cups white sugar, 2 Tablespoons unsalted Butter, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon fine sea salt Transition: Now we have set our station and measured out our ingredients, we can talk about the preparation of Cracker Jacks 2. The second step is to prepare Cracker Jacks a. Place the stainless steel pot on the stove on medium-high heat. Put approximately 1/2 a cup of sugar into the pot. As the sugar begins to melt stir it gently with the wooden spoon. Gradually add the remaining sugar so that the entire mixture continues to melt. b. Once all of the sugar has melted, it will start to take on an amber color. If you lift up some of the caramel with your wooden spoon and let it drizzle off of the spoon back into the pot, you will be able to gauge the color of the caramel better. The darker it gets, the more bitter the flavor - don't let it get too dark. c. When the desired color of caramel has been achieved, add 2 Tablespoons and 1 teaspoon kosher salt and stir till butter is dissolved. d. Turn heat to low e. Next add the popped popcorn and 2 cups peanuts and keep stirring till coated with caramel. f. Pour Popcorn – Peanut mixture on the parchment-lined cookie sheet and let cool for 1 minute. Once it is cool enough to tough, break in small pieces and sprinkle with fine sea salt. Transition: Now we have made the Cracker Jacks, it is time to clean up. 3. The third

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