EASY PECAN LOGS
centers - no cook fondant
1/3 c. clear syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. (1 lb.) powdered sugar
Blend butter, syrup, salt and vanilla in mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar all at once. Mix all together well with hands (as for pie dough) until smooth. Shape into log centers about 1 inch diameter and 4-6 inches long. Freeze overnight.
2 pounds caramels - Melt caramels over double boiler adding small amount evaporated milk until dipping consistency (should flow smoothly off spoon quite slowly).
2 pounds (at least) chopped pecans - Dip frozen centers in melted caramel covering completely. Quickly roll log in chopped pecans. Put in shape and place on waxed paper.