Love the sweetness of brown sugar and the crunchy taste of pecans? Savor a N'Awlins-born specialty.

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About 18 candies

cups packed light brown sugar
cup granulated sugar
1 1/4
cups milk
cup light corn syrup
teaspoon salt
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups pecan halves (5 1/2 oz)
  1. In heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk, corn syrup and salt to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered about 15 minutes, without stirring, to 236°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water. Cool about 1 hour, without stirring, until saucepan is cool to the touch.
  2. Add vanilla and pecan halves. Beat with spoon about 1 minute or until mixture is slightly thickened and just coats pecans but does not lose its gloss. On waxed paper, drop mixture by spoonfuls, dividing pecans equally. Let stand uncovered 1 to 2 hours or until candies are firm and no longer glossy.
  3. Wrap candies individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Store in airtight container.
Makes About 18 candies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know
Pronounced "PRAH-leen" or "PRAY-leen," this confection originated in Louisiana, where brown sugar and pecans are in ample supply.
Dark brown sugar can be used instead of the light brown sugar--you will have darker, richer pralines.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 40mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 38g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.