Pecan Pralines

  • Prep Time

    2 minutes

  • Cook Time

    15-20 minutes

  • Serves

    10 servings

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  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pecans
  • Candy thermometer


  1. Butter a marble slab or line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, pecans and butter in a heavy saucepan.
  3. Pour the water over the sugar mixture. Place the pan on a hot burner. Boil until 238-240 degrees, stirring just enough to keep the mixture from sticking to the pan.
  4. Remove from the heat. Add the vanilla, stirring just until mixed.
  5. Working quickly, drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared marble; the praline mixture hardens very fast. Let stand until cool.
  6. Wrap pralines individually in plastic wrap and store in tins
Additional Tips

A great dessert that is easy to serve and stores well in an airtight container.