Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

No candy thermometer required and in side by side taste tests with regular pralines, these always win.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil; stir in sugars.
  2. Return to boiling; boil and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and pecans.
  4. Beat until mixture thickens.
  5. Immediately drop from teaspoon onto wax paper.
  6. Cool.


Most Helpful

This is the first recipe I've tried for pralines. They turned out great. My husband is a huge praline fan, and said these are as good as the ones we buy in Savannah. I used dark brown sugar because that's what I had, but I really don't think that mattered. It was very easy for those of us who are terrified of a candy thermometer!

Wardsmom June 15, 2013

These were very good. My candy thermometer broke and my first batch of my other pralines messed up. I found this one and it was really good. Thanks!

stacie2 December 15, 2008

I was surprised..these were really good..and like other review..I needed a quick sugar fix!

MJane January 25, 2008

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