My husband and I love to make our own salads and get creative, and these are REALLY good in salad or just to munch on :) They are really easy to make, trust me :)
You take 1-2 cups of pecans and put them in a small sauce pan with 1 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of water. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5-7 minutes. After awhile the liquid will desolve and the pecans will start to get a candy coating on them at this point add 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Keep stirring until completely coated. If they are runny at all they aren't done yet.