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Easy Pralines


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  • 1 C. brown sugar, packed
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. half 'n half or heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 C. pecan halves
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract


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Step 1

Combine brown sugar, sugar and half 'n half in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Heat to 225 degrees (continuing to stir) and then add butter and pecans, keep stirring until temperature reaches 236 degrees. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and beat mixture with a wooden spoon until thick and pecans are coated but candy still has a shine. Quickly drop by tablespoonfuls unto parchment paper.

-Instead of the vanilla you can add spiced rum or bourbon for a little extra kick.

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