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Peanut Pralines

 Peanut Pralines
I have several great peanut recipes...but these pralines are heavenly.—Belinda Brown, Wedowee, Alabama
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, buttermilk and butter. Cook and stir
  • over low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Cook
  • over medium heat until a candy thermometer reds 234°-240°
  • (soft-ball stage), stirring occasionally. Add peanut butter,
  • vanilla, baking soda and peanuts; stir rapidly until mixture is
  • thickened and creamy. Drop quickly by tablespoonfuls onto waxed
  • paper-lined or lightly buttered baking sheets, shaping into patties.
  • Let stand until cool and set. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.
Editor's Note: The accuracy of your candy thermometer is very important.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 ounces) equals 298 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 291 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.