Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

Got this from my Aunt who is known for her yummy pralines.This is the recipe she uses and there are never enough to go around!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugars,salt and milk.
  2. Cook until soft ball stage on a candy thermometer.
  3. Add pecans.
  4. Remove from fire and add vanilla and butter.
  5. Beat until stiff;drop on wax paper let sit until set and then enjoy.


Most Helpful

these were very time i might add alittle maple flavoing but thats just a prefference. i will certainly make these for my gift baskets. thanks for the great treat crawfish pie!!

polly salama April 05, 2002

Having lived in Kaplan, La. for a few years (I'm part Cajun) I know what genuine pralines should taste like...this is it! The first batch was your recipe, the second batch I added a little bourbon...the third batch I added toasted, flaked coconut. Yes, the first batch was so good I made two more the same day. Thanks.

Craig Shrum November 03, 2003

Sorry but this was a disaster for me. I used a candy thermometer but went into a crystalized mess before it got to the soft ball stage. Maybe if I had taken it off the heat at 228 deg. it would have turned out. I have never made pralines before so really didn't know what to expect.

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