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How To Make: Ballpark Food!

Baseball season is back and if you can't get to the ballpark, bring the ballpark to your house! We're sharing how to make three ballpark favorites - Cracker Jacks, Corn Dogs, and Pretzels!

Home-Made Cracker Jack!

While making these we had the song "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" playing - Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd, buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack....."

What you need:

  • 1 Bag of Microwave Popcorn

  • 1 cup of peanuts

  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter

  • 1 cup of light brown sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons of Molasses

  • 1/2 cup of light corn syrup

  • Pinch of kosher salt

How to make it:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.

  2. Combine popcorn and peanuts and lay on a parchment lined cookie sheet, remove any non-popped kernels.

  3. In a saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, molasses, light corn syrup and salt.

  4. Bring the mixture to 260 degrees (on a candy thermometer), so its thick but not overly done (about 20 min).

  5. Take popcorn and peanuts out of the oven and pour the caramel mixture on top and mix together so each kernel is covered with the caramel goodness.

  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes to make sure you get the kernels coated.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe adapted was adopted from:

Home-Made Pretzels:

Who doesn't love soft serve Pretzels? Paired perfectly with a cheese sauce or mustard, they're delicious!

What you’ll need:

  • Store bought pizza dough

  • 1/4 cup baking soda

  • Water

  • Coarse salt

  • Egg

How to make:

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Boil 7 cups of water and 1/4 cup of baking soda.

  3. Lay out the pizza dough and cut into 5 rectangles.

  4. Start rolling each rectangle so it looks like a thin breadstick.

  5. Take both ends to the middle, twist once and flip over.

  6. Place each pretzel into the “bath” of boiling water for 30 seconds, and place on a paper towel.

  7. Whisk together an egg and a tsp of water.

  8. pPace pretzel on a parchment lined cookie sheet and brush with egg wash and salt.

  9. Note: you might need to reshape pretzel before baking.

  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 min.

  11. Serve and enjoy!

Home-Made Corn Dogs:

Corn dogs are an essential to any game, this recipe is super easy and delicious!

What you’ll need:

  • Beef hot dogs

  • 2 2/3 cup corn meal

  • 1 1/3 cup flour (some extra for hordogs)

  • 1/2 cup of sugar

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk or buttermilk

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Vegetable oil

  • Bamboo skewers

How to make:

  1. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

  2. Pour mixture into a tall glass or mason jar.

  3. Prep hot dogs by drying them with a paper towel and dredging in flour.

  4. Add skewer to each hot dog.

  5. Dip skewered hot dog into batter, shaking off any excess.

  6. Bring oil to 360 degrees and fry corndogs until you get your desired color.

  7. Let it cool a little bit.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe has been adapted from: Martha Stewart.

What are your favorite Ballpark treats? Share it with us on Instagram @limorloves!


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