12 cups popped corn 1 cup walnut halves 1/2 cup butter 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 package (12 ½ ounces) candy corn
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Combine popcorn and walnuts in a lightly greased large roasting pan.
In a heavy large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar, molasses, and salt.
Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil.
Boil 5 minutes WITHOUT stirring.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. (Mixture will foam.)
Pour syrup over popcorn mixture; stir until well coated.
Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on lightly greased aluminum foil to cool. Sprinkle candy corn over popcorn mixture. Store in an airtight container.