cups pecan halves
tsp baking soda
Combine first 5 ingredients in a alrge heavy sauce pan.Cook over low heat, stirring gnetly, until sugar dissolves. Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 43 minutes to wash down sugar crystlas from sides of pan. Uncover and cook to soft ball stage or until a candy thermomenter registers 235 stirring constantlyu. Remove from heat and stir in soda. Beat with a wooden sppon just until mixture begins to thicken. Working rapidly, drop by tablespoonsfuls onto greased wax paper. let stand until firm. Microwave directions: combine first 5 ingred in a 4 quarter bowl, sitr well. Microwave at high 12 minutes, stirring every 4 minutes. Stir in soada. Microwave at high 1 minute. Beat with a wooden sppon just until mixture begins to thicken. Working rapidly drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased wax paper. let stand until firm.