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Texan Pralines

No recipe image available.Texas is famous for its pecans—they often grow right in the backyards—so pralines are easy to find as well. For Texans living far from home or anyone with a sweet tooth, these pralines will satisfying any craving for the treat.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups whole shelled pecans
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat sugar, milk and baking soda in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage, forming a soft ball when dropped into cold water (234°F to 236°F | 110°C).
  2. Remove from heat and stir in pecans, butter and vanilla. Beat until well mixed; cool slightly.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper lightly sprinkled with sugar.

Makes 1 dozen confections.