Bourbon Pralines

New Orleans would be proud of these pralines!

  • 1 C Non-fat Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 5 T Butter, unsalted
  • 1 T Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 C Pecan Halves

Using a wooden spoon, boil (slow boil) the sugar, soda, and buttermilk to 240°, stirring constantly.. Your mixture should be a light caramel color. Remove from heat and add the butter and the bourbon. Stir in pecans. Quickly spoon the pecan halves and sugar mixture onto wax paper, forming a 2 inch patty. It will be runny. As you make your patties, the mixture in your pot may start to harden. If this happens, return to heat for a few seconds to liquefy.

Let the pralines firm up by cooling on the wax paper. Wrap individually for a pretty presentation of your distinguished candy.  

Warning: you can’t eat just one! Share this recipe with those who love to make candy!

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