|Popped corn||4 Quart|
|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Keep popcorn warm in 300° oven.
Cover outside of an empty 8-ounce coffee can with brown wrapping paper and secure with tape.
Turn right side up and place on waxed paper.
In buttered saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar, and salt.
Cook and stir to dissolve sugar.
Continue cooking, without stirring, to soft-crack stage (280°).
Stir vanilla into cooked syrup.
Pour slowly over popped corn, tossing just to mix thoroughly.
Butter hands lightly; working quickly, use about 2/3 mixture to shape snowman's "body" around covered can.
Fill in additional popcorn to curve over edges of can.
Shape remaining mixture into ball for "head." Use candies for face and features.