Great for holiday snacking and perfect for gift-giving season.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Toss popcorn and pecans together in *very* large bowl. Set aside.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a large microwaveable bowl. Chop up butter into chunks and place on top of brown sugar mixture. Pour corn syrup over the top of mixture.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir to combine. Return to microwave and heat for 2 minutes. Remove and stir. Return to microwave one last time for 2 minutes more.
Remove from microwave and add in vanilla and baking soda. (Mixture will bubble up and foam quite a bit!) QUICKLY pour hot mixture over top of popcorn and pecans and stir. Continue stirring until all popcorn is well coated.
Spread out popcorn mixture onto foil lined jelly roll pan.
Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes, stirring a couple of times during cooking process.
While popcorn is crisping up in the oven, lay out wax or parchment paper on table.
After baking, spread out popcorn mixture onto wax or parchment paper to cool completely.
Melt almond bark in microwave per package instructions. Using a fork, sprinkle the melted bark all over your spread out popcorn mixture. Let harden completely.
Store popcorn in an airtight, dry container.