Let’s Talk About…Pecan Pralines! Best Candy Ever!

Of course I snagged a Pecan Praline at most every opportunity! They are quintessentially The South and they are beyond description delicious. Several of my fellow passengers and I went looking for The Best Praline recipe and we agreed: this looks like it! But all did agree on this: you must have a candy thermometer for best results. 

******BEST Louisiana Pralines Recipe

These Louisiana pralines are the best sweet tooth treat because they’re sweet, filling and so addicting. A mix of cream, vanilla, and pecans combine perfectly to make this easy bite-sized candy. Prep Time5 minutes Cook Time15 minutes Total Time20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 7 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half & half


  • Combine the butter, sugars, and half in half into a large saucepan, then turn the heat up to medium.
  • Bring the candy mixture to 240 F, and let the candy mixture cook for about 5 minutes without stirring.
  • After the five minutes, add in the vanilla extract, and stir.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Toss in the pecans, and fold in.
  • Grab a wooden spoon, and stir the hot candy mixture until it thickens.
  • Spoon out the candy mixture onto parchment paper.
  • Let the candy cool completely.
  • Enjoy!

One comment on “Let’s Talk About…Pecan Pralines! Best Candy Ever!

  1. Bettye Hull says:

    The ones I have had are flatter and tend to look more like opaque peanut brittle, although they are softer and, of course, different! I might have to try this one!

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