On waxed paper, place pecan halves in pairs 2-inches apart. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir the caramels and milk until melted. Pour about 2 tsp. of caramel mixture over each pair of pecans. Let stand until caramel is set.
With buttered fingers, shape pecan clusters into balls. Dip in candy coating. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yields about 5 dozen.