Orange Pecan Snacks

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
1 1/2 cups pecan halves

Cook sugar, orange juice and orange peel in large saucepan, stirring constantly, to 230 degrees F on candy thermometer (or until mixture forms a two-inch soft thread when spoon is lifted above pan). Add pecan halves. Stir until mixture turns to white crystals and nuts cling together. Spread and separate nuts on waxed paper-covered cookie sheet. Cool.