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Crunchy Pecan Praline Candy

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Pecan Pralines. This is a recipe that is composed of buttermilk, soda, sugar, butter, salt, vanilla, and pecans. The pralines are "soft," as opposed to traditional sugary pralines. This has been one of my family's favorite confections for many years, and we usually have these pralines during the holiday season. However, they are delicious any time of the year!
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), melted and cooled to lukewarm
  Light corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped pecans 3 Cup (48 tbs)

In a large pot, combine 1 cup buttermilk with 1 teaspoon soda, stirring until the soda is dissolved. Add 3 cups sugar, 1 cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons corn syrup, and a pinch of salt. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (236 degrees F). Remove from heat and let stand until lukewarm (110 degrees F). Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3 cups chopped pecans. Beat until mixture begins to thicken and loses its gloss. Drop by tablespoonfuls (or size of your choice) onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm. Serve on a nice platter or in a candy bowl. You may store these in an airtight container. Or, you may freeze these and thaw when ready to serve. If you are having guests for New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, this is a gorgeous and luscious addition to your party. I hope you enjoy the pralines! Have a Happy New Year! --Love, Betty

Recipe Summary

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Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Milk Product, Pecan
Creamy dreamy pecan pralines are a huge hit in Southern candy tradition. And Betty shows you exactly how to whomp up this tasty candies. Give them away as holiday favors or just include them in your party platter, this is sure to impress. Stream the video recipe and get making them in your own kitchen.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 812 Calories from Fat 460

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g82.8%

Saturated Fat 17.1 g85.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 60.5 mg20.2%

Sodium 208.5 mg8.7%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.4%

Sugars 77.7 g

Protein 5 g10.6%

Vitamin A 14.5% Vitamin C 0.78%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 6.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Crunchy Pecan Praline Candy Recipe Video