Southern Creamy Pralines


Delicious treat....This is a very old family recipe!! We make these every Christmas, just give it a shot, it’s worth it.


- 3 cups sugar

- 1 cup whole fat buttermilk

- 1/4 cup light corn syrup

- 1 pinch salt

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 4 cups of pecans


STEP 1 :

in a very large pan, combine together sugar, buttermilk, corn syrup and salt (it will foam considerably when soda is added) and bring to a nice rolling boil. Then directly add soda and stir and cook until soft ball is formed when dropped in cold water.

STEP 2 :

t 235° F on Candy thermometer, the syrup is at the “soft-ball” stage. Consequently, when you drop a bit of it into cold water to cool it down, it will form a soft ball.

STEP 3 :

Then remove from heat and add vanilla then make sure to beat until color changes and candy thickens. Stir in pecans. Once done, drop by teaspoons on a WELL greased non stick cookie sheet, foil or wax paper. Grease not the pan well and here it will stick (Please do it fast before the candy hardens I drop mine on foil**