Pinterest Follow Button
Family Favorite Recipes Family Favorites
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook

Butter Pecan Pralines

No recipe image available.A southern favorite, buttery pecan pralines will become one of your favorite candies, too.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups pecans
Waxed paper

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, and buttermilk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the mixture becomes caramel-colored and reaches the soft ball stage (238°F / 115°C).
  2. Remove from the heat, add vanilla and pecans. Beat until thick enough to drop from a spoon onto waxed paper. If the mixture becomes too hard, heat and add a small amount of water; stir until smooth.

Makes 3 dozen candies.