I had pralines in New Orleans and loved them, so I tried different combos and liked this one best.

close up on a few pralines on a plate
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 ½ cups toasted pecans

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Combine pecans, white sugar, brown sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla in a large saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Do not stir once mixture begins to boil. Heat to 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water and placed on a flat surface.

  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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