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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 Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Candy, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 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.
Keyword candy, pecans, pralines