|In sauce pan bring sugar, corn syrup and butter to a boil. Boil for 2 1/2 minutes.
Stir in pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, salt and food coloring (if desired). Mix well until
evenly colored. Add popcorn and toss until evenly coated.
Spread popcorn mixture in a single layer on greased sheets of foil and allow to cool and
harden. Break into bite-size pieces and mix with candy corn in a wide shallow bowl. Set
To make spiders, cut
licorice into 2 inch lengths. To make legs, starting at one end, make three 1/2 inch to
3/4 inch cuts to make four legs. Repeat cuts at opposite end. Leave about 1/2 inch in
center uncut. Gently pull legs apart and curl down.
Push wooden pick through center of body, leaving about 1/4 inch exposed on top. Push one
gumdrop onto exposed pick to make a body. Using writing tip of decorating icing, squeeze
two small dots of icing into gumdrops. Press jaw-breakers into icing to make eyes. Place
spiders and worm-shaped candies in popcorn.
Remove wooden picks before eating.