This is a Louisiana favorite. I have to make it every Christmas for my family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 9x13-inch pan with 2 teaspoons butter.

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  • Combine evaporated milk with sugar in a heavy, large stockpot and place over medium heat. Stir constantly and bring to a boil. Cook the syrup, stirring often, until a candy thermometer reads 235 degrees F (110 degrees C) or a small spoonful of syrup dropped into a glass of cold water forms a soft ball, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Stir pecans and butter into the syrup and continue to cook until solid crystals of candy begin to form on the side of the pot, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir vanilla and almond extracts into candy.

  • Pour candy into prepared dish and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 16.9g 6% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 15.1mg 5% DV; sodium 49.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
It came out great and tasted wonderful!!!! Everyone enjoyed them. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
It came out great and tasted wonderful!!!! Everyone enjoyed them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2016
came out great....I like it with all the pecans..good flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2020
Loved the flavor and the creamy texture, a lot of pecans Read More
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