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4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
9 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk
Gumdrops, cinnamon candies, fruit leather, jelly beans, pretzels (for garnish)
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
Add the marshmallows and cook, stirring often, until melted and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
Place the popped popcorn in a large lightly greased shallow pan. Pour the syrup over the popcorn, tossing to coat evenly.
While still warm, form 6 balls about 5 inches in diameter from the coated popcorn for the bottom sections, giving the balls flat bases so the snowmen will stand.
Form 6 balls about 3 1/2 inches in diameter for the middle sections.
Form 6 balls about 2 inches in diameter for the top sections.
Stir in the confectioners' sugar and milk together until smooth.
Use the icing to stack three popcorn balls of decreasing sizes into a snowman, then attach candies to decorate. (Gumdrops for hats, fruit leather for scarves, etc.)
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