Creole Pralines

This was emailed to me, I don’t know where my friend found it, but if it is your recipe, I would be more than happy to post a link to your site.  These are so delicious!

1/2  Cup light brown sugar
2 1/2  Cups granulated sugar
2  Tbsp. light corn syrup
1/2 Cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1  Cup buttermilk
1 lb pecans (pieces or whole, if you like more candy than nut, use less pecans)
1/8  tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla (measure before you begin)

Must haves:

  1. Candy thermometer, no question
  2. Tall pot with a handle
  3. Cooking spoon (I prefer a wooden spoon)
  4. Newspaper
  5. Parchment paper
  6. 2 small spoons, one to scoop and one to scrape

Prepare your area by laying newspaper onto a table or counter.

Place sheets of parchment on the newspaper (if you have cats, lock them in the laundry room).

Combine sugars, light corn syrup, and the stick of butter in your pot.

Turn heat to medium-high and cook until butter has melted.

Carefully pour in buttermilk and salt, stir until combined.

Stir in pecans and secure candy thermometer to your pot.

With one hand holding the pot handle, stir the praline mixture frequently.

Be careful – this is sugar napalm.

Cook over medium-high heat until the temperature reaches 235 degrees.

Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir until the mixture looses its sheen, about 2 minutes.

Immediately scoop candy onto parchment using small spoons.

Allow candy to harden.

Store in a covered container, if stacking, separate with sheet of parchment or wax paper.

 

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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