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BEST Louisiana Pralines Recipe

These Louisiana pralines are the best sweet tooth treat because they're sweet, filling and so addicting. A mix of cream, vanilla, and pecans combine perfectly to make this easy bite-sized candy.
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Louisiana Pralines
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 7 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half & half


  • Combine the butter, sugars, and half in half into a large saucepan, then turn the heat up to medium.
  • Bring the candy mixture to 240 F, and let the candy mixture cook for about 5 minutes without stirring.
  • After the five minutes, add in the vanilla extract, and stir.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Toss in the pecans, and fold in.
  • Grab a wooden spoon, and stir the hot candy mixture until it thickens.
  • Spoon out the candy mixture onto parchment paper.
  • Let the candy cool completely.
  • Enjoy!