Pecan Pralines

This buttery, brown sugar Southern candy is such a treat. Pecan Pralines are a classic that you have to try!

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This buttery, brown sugar Southern candy is such a treat. Pecan Pralines are a classic that you have to try!

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I’m not a southerner. So forgive me when I say I have never ever tried a Pecan Praline in my life. However, I have some readers on the blog who keep telling me to try making them. They are begging  for a recipe. Which is funny, because you guys, there are hundreds (thousands) of recipes on the web for Pecan Pralines.

However, I felt it my duty to give these a whirl. After all, my favorite ice cream flavor is Pecan Pralines and Cream Ice Cream. TO DIE FOR.

This buttery, brown sugar Southern candy is such a treat. Pecan Pralines are a classic that you have to try!

After giving these a try, I can only say they are delicious. Melt in your mouth good. The brown sugar caramelizes and firms up after you dissolve and boil the mixture. Once you fold in your pecans you have to work fast to drop these onto parchment paper.

By the end, they were lumpy and weird looking, however they still taste amazing. I threw some of the lumpy ones in the picture, because you guys, I want to be real with ya. I want you to know that it’s okay they don’t LOOK perfect. After all, look at some of those in the bowl J

Here’s the thing. When it comes down to it at the end of the day, do they taste good? Yes. Yes they do. And I’m hoping that if you ARE a southern girl you can give these a try and let me know if I’ve come close to the classic treat. Is the flavor right? Is the texture right? Let me know!

A few tips for making the Pecan Pralines:

  • Bring your mixture to a boil and use a candy thermometer to watch the temperature. I love using a Thermapen for this! Super easy and handy (and great for meat too)
  • Once your sugar mixture reaches 236 degrees F, remove from heat and allow it to cool to 150 degrees F. Mine took about 25 minutes.
  • Once it is the right temperature, add in your pecans with a wooden spoon until combined. Using two tablespoons, quickly drop mixture by spoonful onto parchment paper lined counter top.
  • Allow pralines to cool and firm up (about 10-15 minutes). ENJOY!!

Check out some of my other favorite truffle and candy recipesBe sure to stop over at Food Fanatic to print the Pecan Pralines recipe!

This buttery, brown sugar Southern candy is such a treat. Pecan Pralines are a classic that you have to try!

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46 comments on “Pecan Pralines”

  1. Mir

    I’m not a southerner, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a good praline. I’m so psyched to give these a whirl. And I love that your readers asked for them. I need more specific requests like that on my site!

  2. Yes, I’ve also loved pralines and cream growing up, but never actually had a plain pecan praline! So glad you decided to give this recipe your own version 🙂

  3. I usually eat breakfast at home. however although i like to eat soup or other dishes. I often eat cake in the morning because i have less time to prepare. thanks for sharing. great recipe. yum ~!

  4. These look really good!!!  I haven’t made homemade pralines- so now I think I must give these a try!

  5. Gloria

    I’m from South Louisiana, I love these. Since I have Psoriasis Arthritis I pour these in a foiled and well greased pan. Then once firm lift the foil and cut them, like fudge. Hope this helps someone who’s like me, not fast at candy dropping anymore. But fast at making them disappear. Ha ha

  6. Char R

    I just got back from a vacation in SC where these are very popular. I bought some at a local sweet shop and OMG, were they delicious!
    I am anxious to try your recipe; if they taste as yummy as they look from the pictures on your site, I’m in for a treat! 

  7. Terri

    Many years ago I had Chocolate – Peanut Butter Pralines from a shop in Myrtle Beach, SC. They were awesome ….. but I haven’t been able to find a recipe. Please keep that combination in mind if you ever decide to make another version and share the recipe with all of us.
    Your pralines look decadent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I’ve never tried a pecan praline either, so I definitely need to start! Your description of these is making my mouth water. It sounds like the brown sugar really gives these a decadent touch. Sounds so delicious and easy, too!

  9. Terri

    The Chocolate Peanut Butter Pralines were a milk chocolate color and the most decadent chocolate peanut butter combination I’ve ever tasted. They reminded me of the Chocolate Peanut Butter fudge my Grandmother used to make from scratch ….. Cocoa, Sugar, Butter, Milk and Peanut Butter.
    The flavors were totally combined. I can imagine drizzling Peanut Butter Pralines with chocolate but they wouldn’t be the same. 

  10. Melt-in-your mouth yummy! And so easy to make. I will add more pecans next time. I will also spread the mixture faster because it firms very quickly.

  11. Glenda J

    I tried to find the Thermapen candy therometer, but the link only showed BBQ and meat ones.  Can you share more information about a good candy thermometer (does it clip to the pan too)?  thanks for all you share and I’m looking forward to trying this delicious sounding recipe!!!

  12. I went to New Orleans last year for the first time and tried pralines. They were so good! I never thought to make them at home!

  13. Made this yesterday. Everyone loved the pecan pralines! Thank you for the recipe. 🙂

  14. love to read the article,anyhting with chocolate is yummy

  15. How creative!. It is so delicious. Thank for sharing. I love chocolate . I’m going to try it now

  16. Yummy! Pecans are one of my favorites to cook with. thanks for the delicious recipe!

  17. Love to try new foods. Pralines and cream growing up is delicious. Thanks for sharing great recipe, yummy!

  18. Jeff B

    I love this recipe! I have been searching for one that compares to Savannah’s Candy Kitchen in Charleston, SC and I have to say this is almost exactly like their recipe! It is super easy to make! Thanks and I am looking forward to making some for friends and family this Christmas Season!

  19. Awesome Recipe, it looks really delicious. I love cooking for my family every week I try to cook a new recipe. So next weekend I will try to cook your recipe.

    Thank you for the great post.

  20. Tried this Pecan Pralines Recipe yesterday. My kids really liked this one. Thanks for sharing Pecan recipe with us. Now, I have one more dish to serve my kids as an evening snack.

  21. Well, my favorite ice cream flavor is Pecan Pralines too. the recipe looks interesting. I cant wait to try it on my own. Hope, i dont mess it up anyway. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. These were excellent and have gotten rave reviews from everyone who has tried them. I did make a few changes though. The way the recipe is, they come out to be nuts clumps in the midst of a pile…

  23. Awesome Recipe. Love to read the article. Thanks for sharing this Pecan recipe. yummy!

  24. Omg it’s looking so yummy
    Will make it tonight
    Thanks for sharing for sharing recipe

  25. looks delicious!!! will like to share it with my mum !!

  26. If your pralines thicken up before you get them all spooned out, just set your pan back over a very low heat and they will soften right up again!

  27. Delicious looking recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Adi

    Thank you for the information!

  29. How creative!. It is so delicious. Thank for sharing. I love chocolate . I’m going to try it now!!

  30. Love to try new foods. Pralines and cream growing up is delicious. Thanks for sharing great recipe, yummy!

  31. I love this recipe! I have been searching for one that compares to Savannah’s Candy Kitchen in Charleston.

  32. Melt-in-your mouth, looks too yummy. Will try this at home this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

    ~ john

  33. I just loved this recipe!!!! You have represented it so well with the perfect images.

  34. Just Loved it. Thanks you so much for sharing it.

  35. Anonymous

    it is looking so yummy…. ,mouth watering recipe

  36. The information that is provided on your web portal is amazing and I am always eager to catch hold of the new posts being published on your website

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