Preparation / Directions:
Butter a baking sheet; set aside. Place sugar in a large skillet. Cook over
medium-heat, shaking pan occasionally, till sugar begins to melt. Reduce
heat to low and cook till sugar is golden brown, stirring as necessary. Add
pecans, buter, vanilla, and cinnamon, if desired. (Sugar may resolidify.)
Stir to remelt sugar and coat nuts evenly.
Spread the mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Cool completely. Break into
small clusters. Store in a tightly covered container in a cool dry place for
up to 3 weeks. Makes 10-12 servings.