Just about any kind of nuts can be used in this recipe like walnuts and almonds. All of the liquor cooks out but the alcohol leaves a delicious flavor, so don't be afraid to use it.
2 lbpecan halves
2 cbrown sugar, divided
2 tspground cinnamon (if using amaretto)
1 ckaro syrup or pure maple syrup (dark or light karo)
8 Tbspbourbon or amaretto
2 tspvanilla extract (or almond if using amaretto)