Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Peanuts & Cracker Jacks Sundaes

Well it's the all important Game 6 of the World Series tonight, and I've created a monster!  I've been preparing baseball friendly food all week and enjoying dinner in front of the tv, watching my husband's beloved St. Louis Cardinals.  Last night, the teams were on a break and there was no game, so I did not go all out with a themed dinner.  My husband actually asked, "What's for dessert tonight?"  Sadly, nothing.  That's because the night before I had spoiled him with a Peanuts & Cracker Jacks Sundae.  You know what the song says, "Buy me some Peanuts & Cracker Jacks..."  A perfect combination, and with the addition of vanilla ice cream and homemade peanut butter sauce you'll be singing, "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" too!
"Buy Me Some Peanuts & Cracker Jacks"
In a sundae, that is!
The All-Star Line-Up
In a sauce pan, combine brown sugar,
corn syrup, milk and butter.
Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved
and mixture is smooth.
Remove from heat and add peanut butter.
Whisk until smooth and creamy.
Cool slightly.
Crush Cracker Jacks and place in bowl.
Roll scoops of ice cream in
Cracker Jack crumbs.
Place ice cream in serving dish.
Top with roasted peanuts
and peanut butter topping.
Garnish with whipped cream and
a cherry of course!

Peanuts & Cracker Jacks Sundaes

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
2 boxes Cracker Jacks, crushed
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
whipped cream (optional)
marachino cherries (optional)

Peanut Butter Topping

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons light corn syrup
6 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, milk and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.  Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth and creamy.  This should take about 5 minutes.  Remove pan from heat and whisk in peanut butter until smooth.  Let cool slightly before topping ice cream. NOTE:  Sauce makes a great dip for apple slices too!

Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 5 minutes

To Assemble Sundaes:

Place Cracker Jacks in a zip top bag and crush with rolling pin or meat tenderizer.  Put Cracker Jacks in bowl.  Scoop vanilla ice cream into rounded scoops and roll in Cracker Jack crumbs.  Place in serving bowl.  Garnish with roasted peanuts.  Top with peanut butter topping.  Finish sundae with whipped cream and cherries if desired.


  1. Love your blog! Can't wait to try the "Peanuts & Crackerjacks Sundae!" mmmmm...

    ~Melissa Placzek


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