I'm unabashedly Southern. If a recipe doesn't call for bacon, then you have to put pecans in it! That's an unwritten law, isn't it? Yep.
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup pecan halves
Cook sugar in a skillet over LOW heat, stirring constantly until sugar melts and turns light brown. Stir in pecan halves, coating well. Pour into buttered shallow pan. Cool, then break into pieces.