1 cup pecan halves
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir together the sugar, syrup, and salt in a 1 1/2 quart bowl. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Add pecans, stir well. Cook on high for 2 minutes.

Add butter and blend. Cook on high for 2 - 3 minutes or until pecans start to toast.

Add soda and vanilla and stir until mixture turns a light caramel color. Quickly pour onto a lightly buttered cookie sheet. Cool and break into pieces.

Rub butter on the inside of empty bowl. Mixture is not as likely to sugar and mixture pours out easier.