1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecan halves, toasted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners` sugar
Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large saucepan, bring the butter, heavy cream, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and salt to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Allow to boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove the pan from the heat.
Stir in the pecans and vanilla extract. Add the confectioners` sugar and stir until smooth and well combined. Spread the mixture into the baking dish.
Allow to cool to room temperature then cut into 1-inch squares and serve, or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.