These candies are a wonderful sweet treat that just scream fall to me.  I’ve certainly eaten maple candy many times before, but had no idea how simple it would be to make it at home.  These don’t require much work and really the most difficult or time consuming step is waiting for the heated sugar mixture to cool down to the correct temperature before mixing.  (On that note, I know from experience – don’t start making these at 8:45 pm on an evening when you need to wake up at 5:30 am the next morning.)  The maple flavor combined with the warmth of the pecans is perfect, and the smooth creamy texture of the candy is spot on.  A drizzle of dark chocolate on top might be a nice added touch, but I love them the way they are.  In case you’re heading to a Thanksgiving meal where you won’t need to contribute much, I think a little package of these candies would be a lovely hostess or host gift.