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Pecan Pralines

Makes about 3 dozen


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 cup pecan pieces toasted
  • 1 1/2   tsp. vanilla


  • Set out two baking sheets covered in parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Stir until it becomes creamy and cloudy, and pecans stay suspended in mixture {about 240 degrees}.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir pot to cool for a minute before spooning.
  • Spoon circles onto parchment paper.
  • Let set for at least 5 minutes.


To toast pecans, add to a dry skillet and heat over medium heat until slightly browned and fragrant.