Crock Pot Butter Roasted Pecans

*Crock Pot Butter Roasted Pecans*
Makes 6 cups

Moreishly buttery and scrummy.

4 ounces butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 pounds pecan halves
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Optional ingredients:
garlic powder
onion powder
dried herbs (savoury, basil, oregano)

Place the butter into a 4.5 litre slowcooker.  Heat on high for about half an hour to melt the butter.  Add the pecans and toss to coat with the butter.  Cover and cook on high for 1/2 hour.  Uncover and cook on high for another 2 1/2 hours, giving them a stir every 1/2 hour.  (You want to keep an eye on them and stir them often so that they don't catch as you are cooking them on a high temperature.)  At the end of that time they should be nicely roasted.  Spread out onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with the sale and pepper, and any optional ingredients you wish to use.  Give them a good stir together and allow to cool.  Store in an airtight container.