Toss together 4 cups of pecans, butter and salt and red pepper. Spread pecans in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan and bake for 25 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Cool completely.
Pecan Bourbon Balls
Stir together all ingredients. (The recipe calls for 1/2 cup bourbon, but if that seems to strong, cut it with water) Shape into balls with an ice-cream scoop. Roll into toppings. Try chopped Buttery Toasted Pecans, powdered sugar or toasted coconut.