Veronica’s Pralines

  • Yield : 24 servings
  • Servings : 24 servings
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 40m
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Melt in your mouth good. – These pecan pralines are rich and buttery, sugary with a nice pecan crunch and very addicting.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup white karo syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


Step 1

In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, syrup, water and pecans. Stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking until and stirring until the soft ball stage. Soft ball stage has a temperature between 234 and 238 degrees. Without a candy thermometer you can judge the stage when the candy mixture dropped in cold water has a soft texture and will stick together in a ball when rolled between your fingers.

Step 2

Remove from heat and add the margarine and the vanilla. Allow to cool a little. Then whip until creamy and lighter in color. Drop by tablespoonsful on waxed paper.

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