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Praline Pecans

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Stand time 20 mins
Yield Makes about 8 cups
For a sweet treat, try these Praline Pecans. Be sure to use a heavy saucepan, and work quickly when spooning the pecan mixture onto the wax paper.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 5 cups toasted pecan halves

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 234°.

  2. Remove from heat, and vigorously stir in pecans. Spoon pecan mixture onto wax paper, spreading in an even layer. Let stand 20 minutes or until firm. Break praline-coated pecans apart into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. Freeze in an airtight container or zip-top plastic freezer bag up to 1 month.