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                              POPCORN SNOWMAN
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   32       c            Popcorn (about 1 1/2
                         -cups unpopped)
    4       c            Sugar
    1 1/3   c            Light corn syrup
    1       c            Margarine or butter
    1       t            Salt
    1 1/3   c            Water
    2       ts           Vanilla extract
      1/3   c            Confectioner’s sugar
    2                    Cherry or
                         -raspberry-flavor chewy
                         -fruit rolls
      1/2   lb           Green gumdrops
    2                    Purple gumdrops
    3                    Dark seedless raisins
    About 2 hours before serving or day ahead:
    Place popped corn in a large open roasting pan and
   set in 225 F oven to keep warm.
    Meanwhile, in a 5-qt.Dutch oven over medium heat,
   heat sugar, corn syrup, margarine or butter, salt and
   water to boiling, stirring constantly until sugar
   completely dissolves. Set candy thermometer in place
   and continue cooking, without stirring, until
   temperature reaches 250 F or hard ball stage.  Remove
   saucepan from heat; quickly stir in vanilla.
    Pour hot syrup mixture over popcorn, tossing to coat
   well. Set aside about 2 cups popcorn mixture for
   snowman’s hat. Wearing clean rubber gloves (for
   handling hot mixture), shape remaining mixture popcorn
   into 2 balls, one slightly larger.  On large plate,
   place smaller popcorn ball on top of larger popcorn
   ball to form snowman’s body. Shape reserved popcorn
   mixture into coneshaped hat; place on top of snowman’s
    In a mall bowl, mix confectioner’s sugar with 1 1/4
   tsp water to form a thick pasty frosting.  Cut
   snowman’s mouth from fruit roll; cut remaining fruit
   rolls into strips. Attach strips around neck for scarf
   and on hat for decoration.  With frosting, attach 1
   green gumdrop to snowman' face for nose, and 2 purple
   gumdrops for eyes. With frosting, attach remaining
   green gumdrops around base and on tip of hat. With
   frosting, attach raisins to snowman’s body for buttons.
    Source: Good Housekeeping Holiday Best 1992, p. 90
    Uploaded by Mary A. Hochberg
    MM by Cathy Svitek
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