1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from caramels; cut each into quarters.
2. Combine eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla in large bowl; beat until well blended. Stir in caramels and chopped pecans; pour into pastry shell.
3. Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge of pie comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Serve garnished with whipped cream, caramels and pecan halves, if desired. Makes 8 servings.