Prep 2 mins
Cook 12 mins
This recipe states to use margarine, I made these using butter only because I never use margarine at all for baking or cooking, it still turned out great, also I used and walnuts in place of the pecans.
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
- 2⁄3 cup whipping cream, unwhipped
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 1⁄2 cups coarsley chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a large microwave-safe bowl combine brown sugar, whipping cream, salt, margarine and nuts; microwave on HIGH for 9 minutes, stirring once.
- Remove from microwave and let rest 1 minute, then stir in vanilla; continue stirring with wooden spoon for 3 minutes more.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto buttered waxed paper (if the mixture is "runny" allow to cool about 30 seconds more and then try dropping from the spoon again).
So sorry, I don't know why but these turned out more like peanut brittle than pralines. I will try again sometime.
Oh so easy and oh so good!! I was in the mood for homemade candy but not in the mood for any hastle so this recipe totally fit the bill!
I'm giving this 5 stars even though I messed it up, simply because the ease and flavor are awesome, and I can't wait to try again and do them right! It may not take 3 minutes of stirring before the pralines are ready to spoon onto the paper. This was the mistake I made--I continued stirring for too long and they got crumbly. I'd say just watch for when the mixture starts to hold together and pull away from the side of the bowl, then start spooning right away. I will definitely be making these again, now that I know what I'm looking for texture-wise, because this is such an incredibly easy recipe, and they taste about as good as my grandmother's--which have always been the world's best pralines to me. :-) UPDATE: I did make these again and made sure not to stir too long this time, and the texture was perfect. I will never make pralines the old-fashioned way again--this is just too easy and too good!