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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pecan Praline Candy for National Praline Day

happy national praline day!!!! National praline day happens on the 24th of June each year.
Are you aware that there are a few different types of praline? Well there is.
French Pralines contain a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar and is a bit harder than American praline. American praline is a combination of syrup and pecans, hazelnuts or almonds with milk or cream and are softer and creamier as a result. American praline often resembles fudge

Praline cookies are chocolate cookies that contain ground nuts. Belgian pralines are some of the most luxurious candy. Belgian chocolate shell with a softer, may be liquid, filling made up of hazelnut, almonds, sugar, syrup and milk based pastes,
Pecan Praline Candy Recipe

1 1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 tbsp salted butter
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

  1. In a pot, combine the milk, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Stir, and bring to a boil( over medium high).
  2. Let boil for 1 minutes then add in the pecans, and butter. Stir in. Let the candy reach 240 F degrees ( use a candy thermometer )
  3. Remove the pot from the heat, and add in the vanilla.
  4. Stir the ingredients, and let cool for 3 minutes.
  5. Stir the mixture, until it starts to thicken.
  6. Grease/ Butter a cookie sheet.
  7. Spoon out the mixture onto the cookie sheet, and let the candy cool and firm.
  8. Enjoy!

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