Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I first made these as a teenager using the 1940 Edition of the Prudence Penny cookbook published by the San Francisco Examiner. I loved them then, and still do now! A pretty easy way to ease into candymaking. Cooking time is cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the sugar, milk, and syrup to the soft ball stage (238f).
  2. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  3. When it is lukewarm, beat until it is smooth and creamy.
  4. Stir in broken nutmeats.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto buttered parchment or wax paper, making mounds.
  6. Press a half walnut or pecan on top for decoration if desired.
  7. Allow to finish cooling, then ENJOY!
Most Helpful

This makes a maple sugar candy with nuts. It's really good, and easy, but not what I mean when I say "praline". A praline should break into shards and be powderable. I count on that for making praline buttercreams, etc.

rcbowman December 30, 2007

Easy to make tasty pralines. As someone who has never attempted candy before, I would have liked a little more guidance on how long to beat the mixture after it cooled some. Otherwise, an easy recipe for candy that looks pretty with my cookie assortments.

ladypit December 19, 2006