brown sugar, firmly packed
1Butter sides of a 4 quart pot.
2Combine sugars and half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until boiling.
3Reduce heat to medium-low, continue to stir and boil till soft ball stage (234 degrees).
4Remove from heat; add butter but DO NOT STIR!
5Let cool 30 minutes then stir in pecans (you may leave a few out to press into the top of your candies).
6Beat vigorously about 3 minutes till thickened but still glossy.
7Working quickly, drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. (If desired press pecan halves into candies while still warm.)