Sweeten your holiday and someone else’s with these delicious Chocolate Pralines they are loaded with toasted pecans and rich chocolate flavor.
Hey everyone, I’m back today sharing a treat that has been in my head for months and finally last week I was feeling up to making it a reality. I know the last few months new recipes have been few and far between, but growing two humans has turned out to be a lot harder than I anticipated! The early months of all my pregnancies so far have left me not wanting to eat much chocolate, but I am glad to say that here in my second trimester I am loving it all over again.
This chocolatey spin on the classic Southern candy is sure to be a hit for this holiday season with your chocolate loving family and friends. Don’t let candy making intimidate you, these are really easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and they are irresistibly delicious. Whether you keep them for yourself or share them with those you love, I hope you enjoy them!
Yield 10 -12 pralines
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1/4 c + 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 3 Tbs butter
- 1/4 c whole milk
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 oz 60% cacao chocolate, chopped
- 1 c pecans, toasted
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper or baking mat and set aside.
- In a large sauce pan mix together sugars, butter, milk and salt using a wooden spoon.
- Cook over medium high heat until the mixture begins to boil, stirring occasionally.
- Clip your candy thermometer to the side of the pan once it begins to boil and stir constantly.
- Boil the mixture until it reaches between 238º and 240º F on the thermometer, about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and working quickly add the chocolate and toasted pecans.
- Begin stirring, stir the mixture until it starts to look cloudy and creamy, less than 5 minutes.
- Drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto the prepared pan and let cool for 10 minutes.
- You can serve them warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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