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I found this recipe in Southern Living, and it the best pralines I have ever had by far. I hope you enjoy it as well.
- Bring sugars and milk to a boil in a Dutch oven, stirring often. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 11 minuted or until a candy thermometer registers 228 degrees (thread stage).
- Stir in butter and pecans; cook, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer registers 236 degrees (soft ball stage).
- Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon 1 to 2 minuted or just until mixture begins to thicken. Quickly drop by heaping tablespoons onto buttered wax paper or parchment paper; let stand until firm.