4 oz. butter
4 cups white sugar
12 oz. can evaporated milk
2 cups pecans
Combine butter, milk and sugar in a heavy 5 quart pot and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils then stir continuously until the mixture reaches the “soft ball stage”.
Do not cook on high heat. Remove pot from heat and let cool a bit while stirring until mixture is loses the glossy appearance.
Add pecans and stir until mixture starts to thicken. Drop by spoonful on foil or waxed paper.