Heat a skillet over low-medium heat. Add the pecans and toast until they start to change color slightly. Let them sit for the first 2 mins then stir every half a minute. 6 to 9 mins.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Stir continuously. The mixture will thin out then thicken and start to stiffen. Take off heat.
Transfer to a plate or parchment lined baking sheet and separate the clumps if needed. Cool completely and store in an airtight container for upto 2 weeks. Or gift in jars.
Spice Blend recipes: pumpkin pie spice or gingerbread spice or Chai spice .Bake: Bake just the pecans at 300 deg F for 10 mins, then mix in the maple syrup, sugar, spices and salt in and continue to bake until the sugar mixture thickens. check every 10 mins. Nutrition is for 1 serve