The perfect topping for ice cream, oatmeal, and everything in between! Candied pecans with a perfect sweet-salty mix, with a touch of bourbon.
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon melted butter or olive oil
1 tablespoon bourbon, like Bulleit bourbon, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Scant 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
3 cups pecan halves