Eggnog is one of our favorite holiday drinks and it makes an INCREDIBLE addition to these unique pralines we invented just for the holiday season 🎅🏼🤶🏼🎄🎁
- 2 cups pecans
- 1.5 cups white sugar
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Generous pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Lay out some wax paper and either butter the paper or spray some Pam on it.
Prepare a shallow dish (large enough to hold the pot) with ice water in it on the counter.
Put the ingredients all together in a pot. Bring to a boil together on stovetop with the candy thermometer clipped to the side.
After stirring enough to combine, leave the mixture alone and let it climb to about 235 Fahrenheit.
Remove and put pot into a shallow ice bath. Keep stirring the mixture in the pot (which is inside the ice bath).
The goal is to cool it down enough that it’s about 200 degrees, thick to stir but still liquid with a glossy sheen.
Then pour in dollops onto the waxed paper and let cool for 15-20 minutes
** You might be able to do this without an ice bath, we found it easier, though. We used an ice pack under my pot because it worked.