Making caramel is a great way to use up any leftover pecans you might have lying around, and the flavor is so good that you'll be hard-pressed not to make a batch. If you don't have a candy thermometer, here's a simple way to determine if your butter is ready when it achieves the temperature of hot water.
If the butter is not hot enough, your caramel will be lumpy and hard to achieve, and it may smell burnt. When you can put a finger into the caramel without getting burned, it should be ready.
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This recipe makes about one pound of powdered sugar; more if you opt for liquid (graham crackers would be delicious with this!)
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What are Pecan Clusters?
Pecan clusters are a type of candy that is made by combining chopped pecans with sugar and either water or syrup. The mixture is then put into a mold and allowed to cool. Once cooled, the clusters can be removed from the mold and stored in an airtight container.