Peanut Pralines

Oxmoor House
about 2 dozen

Ingredients

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2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 (12-ounce) can salted Spanish peanuts
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Combine sugar, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk in a heavy saucepan; mix well. Bring to a boil. Stir in peanuts and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (240°).

Remove from heat; add vanilla, and beat with a wooden spoon 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is creamy and begins to thicken. Working rapidly, drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased waxed paper; let cool.

Created date

February 2010