4 cups sugar
2 cans of cream (I like Carnation) -canned milk
1 stick butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
large bag of pecans (whole or halves)
Put 1 cup of water in freezer to use to test doneness.
Combine in sauce pan sugar, cream and vanilla.
Cook for about 15 minutes on medium setting.
Bring to a boil.
Keep stirring because mixture will boil over.
After 45 minutes of cook time, drop some in test water from freezer. If it forms a ball, candy is ready.
Add pecans and stir a few more minutes to cover pecans. You can butter counter or pan to put candy in after it is finished.
Let cool and cut.