I'm an amateur so I won't spoil the ratings, but i helplessly watched mine turn to crumbly sand in a matter of seconds after it cooled. Still, these are so good I decided to turn it into ice cream topping. Just know that when the recipe says "quickly" drop onto wax paper, they mean it!!!!
These are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I made them last year for a cookie exchange and have already been asked to make them again this year. Use a good candy thermometer, watch the temperatures carefully, and they should not be gooey. My suggestion: Ask a second person to help drop the pralines onto the waxed paper so it can be done very quickly before the pralines harden.
Just made these for the first time, recipe and for making pralines. Theses were fast and easy! They taste awesome!
Fantastic!! I used a candy thermometer and followed the recipe to the letter. While it was cooling to 150..I was concerned that it was not going to solidify . It did and they were creamy and just perfect.
If your pralines turned out gooey, then you didn't cook them properly; they probably didn't make it to the required temperature. The fault doesn't lie with the recipe, but rather with the candy maker. It's a great recipe and by the way, I've found a whisper of cinnamon in pralines is lovely.
They are not the traditional New Orleans Pralines I am used to (don't know if that was the intent). They were more similar to caramel. Pralines have a denser less gooey texture. They were also very sweet. I recommend adding apx. 1/4 t salt. SCMG123 as you mentioned it took much longer than 20 minutes to cool. I stuck mine in the freezer to speed up the process.
These were delicious. One thing...it took mine about 3-4 hours to completely cool before I could remove them from the wax paper (not 20 minutes). When I tried to remove before this they were a sticky/globby mess. Did anyone else have trouble with this?