Cajun Pralines...An easy to make Holiday Candy!!
Yesterday, I was asked by someone for my Cajun praline recipe, so I decided to share it with our Buzz readers. Being part Cajun and from Southern Louisiana, pralines are a traditional holiday candy in our family. And the best part is that they're easy to make! Only takes a few minutes to make.
The recipe below makes a "double" batch yielding about 4 dozen pralines, depending on your spoon size. Make sure you get the soft ball stage correct because cooking too little or too long could cause you big problems!! Take a look at our Perfect Praline video below on the bottom of of the web site.
It's a classic!
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
A very small pinch of salt
2 tbs.'s melted butter
2 tbs.'s vanilla
2 cups pecans, whole or chopped
*Mix the brown and white sugar, evaporated milk and salt in a saucepan.
*Continue cooking and stirring on medium heat until mixture reaches a softball stage.
*Make sure you are stirring constantly so you don't scorch the pan. Now add the butter, vanilla, and pecans
*Continue cooking and stirring for about 1 minute or until mixture is thick again
*Quickly drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper which should be placed on top of newspaper. Enjoy!!!