The guy at the handmade broom place on route 17 just south of the fort recommended that I check out the candied pecans across the street at the Davis Mountain Nut Company. Glad he did!
I'd seen a huge pecan grove on my drive from El Paso to Marfa, and had read that the pecan was Texas's state tree, so I already had pecans on my mind when I saw the place.
Gus makes 7 yummy flavors of pecans - a great treat if you're in the area. Orange Twang and Sweet & Spicy were 2 of my favorites. Am looking at the brochure now - wish I'd noticed the fudge!
Everything was homey and authentic-seeming. I even got a recommendation on a seldom-open local restaurant - Poco Mexico, on 17, north of the "Y" in the road north of the fort, on the left side of the road, open 11:30 - 3:30 Thurs - Sun. I'll plan my next visit around those times.
This is the kind of place Chowhounders should support!
Not in the area? He's online - www.allpecans.com