I've served these addictive munchies for years and make no mistake, if you serve them when men are enjoying a cocktail, they will clean the bowl and beg for more . . . you've been warned my friend.
1/2 stick butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 cups (about 1 lb.) pecan halves
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Combine all ingredients except pecans in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to blend. Boil 3 minutes. Stir in pecans and toss well to coat. Spread nuts in a single layer in a jelly roll or roasting pan. Bake about 30 minutes or until nuts are crisp, stirring occasionally. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Makes 4 cups.