Buttermilk Pecan Pralines (Cook 'Em Horns)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Dreamgoddess March 04, 2005

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a