Here's a fancier, yummier version of Peanut Brittle. This is probably my favorite homemade Christmas candy. It's amazing that something so simple can taste so heavenly. I usually keep a brown lunch bag right there as I'm making it to compare the color.
1 1/2 cups pecans
1 1/8 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
Line a cookie sheet with greased foil. Spread pecans on top. Mix sugar and butter in a large pan. Using a long handled wooden spoon, heat and stir constantly until the mixture turns exactly the color of a brown paper bag. Pour over pecans. Cool. Break into pieces.
*This can be made with other nuts as well--almonds are good, but pecans are my favorite.