Yield: 36 candies

The Best Pecan Pralines Candy Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

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


  • 4 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 ¼ cups pecan halves


  1. Line counter top or baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper.
  2. In a heavy dutch oven over medium heat, combine brown sugar, heavy cream, corn syrup and butter. Over medium heat, stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Boil for about 6 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 235 degrees (soft ball stage).
  3. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool to 150 degrees. Stir in pecans and quickly, using two spoons, drop by spoonful onto parchment paper. Allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes. ENJOY


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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