1. Blend butter, syrup, salt and vanilla in mixing bowl.
  2. Add powdered sugar all at once.
  3. Mix all together well with hands (as for pie dough) until smooth.
  4. Shape into log centers about 1 inch diameter and 4-6 inches long. Freeze overnight.
  5. Melt caramels over double boiler adding small amount evaporated milk until dipping consistency (should flow smoothly off spoon quite slowly).
  6. Dip frozen centers in melted caramel covering completely.
  7. Quickly roll log in chopped pecans.
  8. Put in shape and place on waxed paper to set.

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