POPCORN BALLS

8 cups air-popped popcorn
1 c granulated sugar
1/3 c corn syrup
1/3 c water
¼ c butter, softened
¾ tsp salt
¾ tsp vanilla extract

In a saucepan over low heat combine sugar, syrup, water, butter, and salt, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Continue to cook until syrup becomes brittle when dripped into cold water. Mix in vanilla. Pour over popcorn, coating completely.

Wet hands and shape into balls. Cool on wax paper.