Combine the chocolate and shortening and melt over med-low heat. Once melted, stir in the pecans.
Dip each caramel into chocolate mixture (with a spoon) to coat. Drop dipped caramels onto prepared baking sheet. Let candy cool until set.
Store in airtight container or plastic food-storage bag.
Nutrition Info Per Serving (1 caramel): Calories 81.6 Total Fat 6.7 g Saturated Fat 3.7 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat 2.2 g Cholesterol 0.6 mg Sodium1 6.8 mg Potassium 96.2 mg Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g Dietary Fiber 1.8 g Sugars 4.0 g Protein 1.6 g