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  • Line baking sheet with foil; spray with nonstick spray, and set aside. Combine sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and cream of tarter in heavy small-sized saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; boil without stirring until syrup is deep amber color, occasionally brushing down sides of pan with pastry brush dipped in water and swirling pan, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Immediately stir in pecans. Quickly pour mixture out onto prepared baking sheet. Working quickly and using 2 forks, separate pecans into individual halves. Cool completely. Break candied pecans apart, leaving each pecan half intact with some candied caramel attached. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Store airtight at room temperature)

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    " It was excellent "
    burgandy26 ate it and said...
    great i love them
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  • mcelhk 7 years ago
    I agree when they say quickly. My son distracted and they all formed together. Keep focus.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Debbie~ these sound like they would be perfect for a three O'clock snack.
    Five stars

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  • cookingwithlisa 7 years ago
    I love that these are simple and delicious. The only bad thing about these is that it's impossible to stop eating once you start! Thanks for posting it! 5 Take Care, Lisa
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  • conner909 8 years ago
    Love candied pecans on a green salad with a citrus dressing (served at the Claim Jumper restaurants).
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    " It was excellent "
    cookinggood ate it and said...
    A co-worker brings these to work at Christmas every year and they are wonderful!
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  • kpuzzlen 8 years ago
    My mom makes this but adds red and/or green food coloring to seperate batches respectively, to make it festive for the Holidays.
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  • annieamie 8 years ago
    I'll have to make this recipe and soon! Thanks for posting it! This will really come in handy during the holiday season!
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  • pinkpasta 9 years ago
    Great idea! Also, make sure you check out the cheesecake recipe this was originally pared with. It's really good!
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  • shirleyoma 9 years ago
    Oh yes, I make these to top Ice Cream or just snack on, yummmmmmmmmm
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