Heat oil in a large pot over high heat, then add popcorn, cover, and shake pot often. When popping slows, remove from heat until popping stops. Transfer to a large bowl. In the same pot over high heat, cook sugar with 2 tbsp. water until it turns amber in color. Add pecans and spices, then drizzle over popcorn, tossing well. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.