These traditional Southern candies make sweet tea-time treats or a welcome gourmet gift.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
54
Yield:
4 1/2 dozen candies
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Ingredients

54
Original recipe yields 54 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Coat a baking sheet lightly with no-stick cooking spray.

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  • Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, evaporated milk and corn syrup in 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cover and boil 1 minute. Uncover. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, to 235 degrees F on candy thermometer. Remove from heat.

  • Add shortening, vanilla, pecans and cream of tartar. Stir with wooden spoon until mixture thickens slightly. Do not overstir. Let the mixture stand 3 minutes. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Cool until firm.

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 8.7g 3% DV; fat 3.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 1mg; sodium 4.5mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2015
As a professional non-baker. Love to cook measuring timing are not my strong point. Love Praline year round. A southerner transplanted to The Great NW. Its not the same here. I have tried countless recipes through the years. With disappointing results. This recipe worked perfectly first try. So easy very easy to follow. I did change a few things. Used Pam Butter non-stick spray. Used 3tbls. Tillamook Sweet cream butter instead of Crisco butter flavor shortening. No problem there. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2018
Good flavor but I rot at making this. Not sure what I did. Came out all crumbly. Guess I could sprinkle on top of a cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2015
As a professional non-baker. Love to cook measuring timing are not my strong point. Love Praline year round. A southerner transplanted to The Great NW. Its not the same here. I have tried countless recipes through the years. With disappointing results. This recipe worked perfectly first try. So easy very easy to follow. I did change a few things. Used Pam Butter non-stick spray. Used 3tbls. Tillamook Sweet cream butter instead of Crisco butter flavor shortening. No problem there. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2018
Good flavor but I rot at making this. Not sure what I did. Came out all crumbly. Guess I could sprinkle on top of a cake. Read More