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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.