Pecan Praline Candy

Southern Pecan Praline Candy

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Although the pecan pralines only consist of 5 ingredients, the science is in the cooking process. If you’re willing to put in the work, it will be worth it!



  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 12 oz. Evaporated Milk
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 5 oz. Pecan Pieces
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Begin by adding 1 tbsp butter, evaporated milk and sugar to a medium sized cooking pot and bring to a boil. Continue stirring the ingredients and lower heat to medium/low heat.
  2. Increase the heat slightly throughout the process and lower it slightly while bringing the pot to a light bubble and continue stirring.
  3. Add vanilla extract and 3 tbsp of butter after 10 minutes of cooking and continue to cook at a low/medium heat while continuing to stir.
  4. After 30 minutes the ingredients should begin to thicken. Add in the pecan pieces and stir until it caramelizes and thicken to the point where you can pour it onto a surface.
  5. Before pouring on surface, coat the surface with butter. Spread ingredients over it.
  6. Slightly spread the candy evenly and allow to sit until it is able to be cut into pieces.


Be sure to use a non-stick cooking pot as the cleanup will be a lot easier!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Southern


  • Calories: 538
  • Fat: 22g

Keywords: Pecan "Candy" Pralines, Pecan Candy, Pecan Pralines

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