Desserts/Death Star Popcorn Balls

Death Star Popcorn Balls - from Nitzbergs, ~2001/2002
..makes 2-3 baseball-sized balls (?)..
A: 1/3 c. Popcorn kernels
B: 3 c. sugar
    1 1/2 c. water
    1/2 c. light corn syrup
    1/2 T. salt
C: 1 tsp. vinegar
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
..
1. Pop (A).
2. Put (B) in a saucepan. Stir well w/ a wooden spoon. Clip on candy therm.
    Set pan on stove at low heat. Add (C) & cook, stirring constantly, until
    therm. reads 270F.
3. Pour hot mixture over popcorn & toss w/2 large spoons to coat every kernel.
    Allow to cool slightly.
4. Rub butter or veg shortening on your hands so popcorn won't stick to them.
    Scoop up enough popcorn to form a ball about the size of a baseball.
5. Shape the ball w/your hands, using butter or veg. shortening to grease
    hands.

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