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Southern Pecan Pralines

Southern Pecan Pralines are a rich, decadent candy treat. Each bite is a perfect blend of creamy, buttery southern goodness that’s too good to pass up.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, pecans, pralines


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups pecans chopped or halves, roasted or unroasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Mix the granulated sugar, brown sugar and milk together in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Once the sugar dissolves, add the butter and pecans.
  • Cook over medium heat, but stop stirring. Allow it to cook until it reaches 240 degrees or softball stage.
  • Remove from the heat and add in vanilla.
  • Stir well until it starts to thicken and has a matte finish.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to dry and cool.