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Pecan Pralines

 Pecan Pralines
I concocted my own recipe for these delectable Southern sweets by adjusting several others I tried. My family thinks these pralines have the perfect texture and just the right taste. Packaged in colorful tins, they make great gifts. -Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Lightly butter two baking sheets or line with waxed paper; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine the sugars, milk and marshmallows. Cook and
  • stir over low heat until marshmallows are completely melted. Cook
  • over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer
  • reads 234°-240° (soft-ball stage).
  • Without stirring or scraping, pour hot liquid into another saucepan.
  • Add the pecans, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir rapidly until
  • mixture is thickened and creamy, about 3 minutes. Drop quickly by
  • rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans. Flatten slightly. Let
  • stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 158 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium,

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Pecan Pralines (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.