Yummy Pecan Pralines

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Pecans are cooked to the soft ball stage with brown sugar, white sugar, evaporated milk and butter and then beaten and poured on a slab to firm up in these sweet, chewy candies.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 pralines

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup evaporated milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 ¼ cups pecan halves

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Generously grease a large slab or baking sheet.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, white sugar and milk. Bring to a boil. Stir in butter, pecans and vanilla. Heat, without stirring, to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.

  3. Beat until thickened, then pour immediately onto prepared surface and let rest until firm and completely cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 62mg 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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