I made these tonight for a spinach, strawberry, and yellow pepper salad. I can think of so many salads that they would be good in. They are super easy and only take 5 minutes.
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup pecans (whole or chopped)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized, non-stick frying pan. Stir constantly over medium heat with a heat proof spatula until the sugar and butter caramelize. This takes about 5 minutes of constant stirring. Be prepared to lower the temperature or remove from the heat if they get too hot.