Buttermilk Pecan Pralines (Cook 'Em Horns)

Recipe by Jellyqueen

This recipe came to me by way of the Recipe Adoption. I have not actually made them yet, but have tasted the ones that Dreamgoddess made. They are very yummy....but I do recommend making them on a clear cool day. The humidity here in the south sometimes has an effect on this type recipe. Thay may not be a problem in other areas of the world.

Top Review by Dreamgoddess

Taste was excellent! The only change I'll make in the future will be to use chopped pecans (just a personal preference). One word of caution, after the mixture reaches the boiling point, if you don't stir vigorously you will get burned! I found this out the hard way. Will absolutely make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, (5 or 6 Quart size) combine sugar, baking soda, salt, buttermilk and corn syrup.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, continue cooking until mixture becomes caramel-colored and reaches soft ball stage (238 degrees).
  4. Remove from heat, add butter and pecan halves.
  5. Beat until thick enough to drop from a spoon onto waxed paper.
  6. If mixture becomes too hard, return to heat and add small amount of water.
  7. Stir until smooth.
  8. *** Variation ***
  9. Reduce sugar to 2 cups.
  10. Omit corn syrup.
  11. Increase butter to 3/4 cup, add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  12. Include butter in cooking stage.
  13. Add vanilla with pecans.

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