1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
2 cups pecan halves ( I use roasted pecans that I purchase at The Wine & Cheese Place)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly (about 8-10 minutes).
Add pecans and vanilla, cook until all syrup is absorbed and pecans are coated, stirring constantly (about 12 minutes - will look powdery).
Spread pecan mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment. (Pecans will have a sugar coating)
Cool completely and store in airtight container
Yields approx. 3 1/2 cups