3 1/2 C pecan halves
5 t sugar
1/2 t salt
1 T water
Dash of ground fennel seed or cinnamon (optional)
In a medium mixing bowl mix all ingredients, except nuts.
Stir in the nuts.
Add more nuts if there is any liquid present.
Bake 275 deg 15 mins, flip nuts over, bake another 10 mins.
Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight container.