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Pecan Praline Candy

Southern Pecan Pralines

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5 from 4 reviews

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Consisting of 5 ingredients, these melt-in-your-mouth Southern Pecan Pralines are loaded with pecans, butter, vanilla, and brown sugar.


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


  1. Coat a surface with butter or use parchment paper. 
  2. Add 1 tbsp butter, evaporated milk, and sugar to a large pot and bring to a boil. When the candy reaches 235 degrees, you can lower the heat to medium to bring the candy to a light bubble. Continue to stir. This should take around 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and 3 tbsp of butter. Continue to stir. Lower heat to medium-low.
  4. After stirring for around 25-30 minutes the ingredients should begin to thicken. You are looking for a matte finish with a thick and creamy consistency, but not too thick where it would be difficult to pour. Fold in the pecan pieces and remove from the heat.
  5. Pour the candy on the surface spreading evenly to reach your desired thickness. Allow the candy to cool and cut/break into pieces.


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

You can use a candy thermometer to ensure your sugar reaches the correct temperature.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Southern


  • Calories: 538
  • Fat: 22g