Butter Pecan Pralines
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
- 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).
- 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.