Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Stand Time
20 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 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°.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Westtexasmom's Review

August 04, 2013

lilisweet's Review

December 18, 2012

LovetocookinPA's Review

May 06, 2012
I only had 1 1/2 cups of pecan halfs. I toasted them first. Pre-heated toaster oven to 350 degrees and toasted them for 2 minutes and then dropped the temp down to 200 degrees to toast for 1 minute. Perfectly toasted. Use cooking spray and foil so the nuts don't stick. Then I cut the recipe proportionally. I also added 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract and half and half instead of milk. I also added a couple of dashes of salt. I was trying to replicate those pralines I had in New Orleans. The women would sell bags of them on the side of the road. They were the best! But this is a close second.

JodyGreiber's Review

March 31, 2012
AWESOME! As a child I absolutely loved (ok, I still love) pralined pecan ice cream, so I thought I'd give this a try. It is SUPER easy and I didn't have a candy thermometer, so I just CONTINUALLY STIRRED for 7 minutes as it was softly boiling. I didn't toast the pecans and it turned out really good still, just a little soft. The coating was just enough, actually plenty. YUMMY!! Once you put it on the cookie sheet - LET IT BE - don't play with it, or the coating will flake away. I vacuum sealed 1 cup portions and froze them so we could enjoy them over time (on top of/mixed into vanilla ice cream - of course!) If you don't put them away, you will eat them all up! I never rate things, but I just had to rate these because they are so yummy and very easy to make. Enjoy!!

Pat437's Review

November 15, 2011

SorkaSpellbound's Review

December 14, 2010
Good recipe for an old time southern favorite. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the coating isn't as light as I would like.

pegaluma's Review

December 08, 2010
Excellent! I was already familiar with soft ball stage but didn't know what temp that was so I added that info to my printed recipe. Whenever making candy patience and stirring is a necessity. Don't try to do two things at once! I will be using this as part of my neighbor goody-gift this year.

Tanya513's Review

December 13, 2009
I love this recipe. I have made this for the past 4 or 5 years for Christmas gifts. The teacher love this.

BamaBelle58216's Review

June 30, 2009
This is easy to make and a great gift for others for the holidays. They are really addictive so make plenty for others and yourself!!