An easy walnut praline recipe with minimal preparation and cooking. Warm scoops of coated walnuts are placed on a sheet of waxed paper and allowed to settle into praline mounds. Keep refrigerated in a covered container until serving.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread a sheet of waxed paper onto a flat working surface.

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Slowly stream maple syrup into the saucepan while stirring with the butter; bring to a light simmer. Stir confectioners' sugar, cinnamon, and salt into syrup mixture with a whisk; cook and stir until the mixture is hot and the confectioners' sugar is completely dissolved into the liquid. Gently stir walnuts into the liquid just until coated and remove saucepan from heat. Let the mixture cool slightly.

  • Drop walnut pieces by the spoonful onto the waxed paper and let each portion spread into a rounded mound; let cool completely until set, at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For firmer pralines, increase heating temperature to bring mixture to a soft boil until the temperature of the mixture reaches 235 degrees F (113 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 22.7g 7% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 41.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2017
I made these. They are very easy and really yummy. I followed the recipe just as written. It worked very easily. I do feel the need to say that my home is air conditioned and thus cool. I think that these pralines would not harden well in a house that was a bit warmer on a summer day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/19/2017
The worst part was that it stuck to the waxed paper and was impossible to get off. It was also rather tasteless. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2017
I made these. They are very easy and really yummy. I followed the recipe just as written. It worked very easily. I do feel the need to say that my home is air conditioned and thus cool. I think that these pralines would not harden well in a house that was a bit warmer on a summer day. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2017
I followed the recipe exactly. My Dad will enjoy these as a snack or with ice cream. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2017
I used half butter and half lard and the flavor was wonderful. The candy never hardened / set completely even after 7 hours of cooling. No matter though. The taste made up for it!!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/19/2017
The worst part was that it stuck to the waxed paper and was impossible to get off. It was also rather tasteless. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2016
Fantastic! LOVE LOVE LOVE these! This was so quick and simple to make and tastes soooo delicious. This is a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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