Creamy Pralines

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 1 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup (packed) light brown sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

2 tablespoons butter

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups pecan pieces

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt and condensed milk. With a wooden spoon, stir until the sugar dissolves. Continue to cook, stirring, until smooth and light brown, about 8 minutes. Add the vanilla and pecans and continue to cook, stirring, until the mixture reaches 234 to 240 degrees F. on a candy thermometer or the soft ball stage, that is, when a bit dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens. Remove from the heat and drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper. Let cool. Remove from the paper with a thin knife.

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