Easy Pecan Pralines


  • Large saucepan
  • Muffin tin
  • cupcake liners
  • Wooden spoon
  • Candy thermometer


  • 1 1/2 cups pecans Halved or chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk not sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Prepare a muffin tin by filling with cupcake liners; set aside.
  • Add all ingredients to a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir consistently as you bring to a boil.
  • Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature — when it reads 235-240°F remove pan from heat. (This should take about 10 minutes or so).
  • Use wooden spoon to vigorously stir the mixture, so that it thickens as it cools and starts to have a cloudier appearance. This should take anywhere from 2-5 minutes.
  • While the mixture is still hot, use a cookie scoop to portion out the praline mixture into your muffin tin. You want to make sure to cover the bottom of each cupcake liner.
  • Allow to cool completely until firm.
  • Remove the cupcake liner before serving.


Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg