NILLA® Pralines

4  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 2 doz. or 24 servings, 1 praline each.

A pecan praline mixture is poured over vanilla wafers for a crunchy twist on this candy classic.

NILLA® Pralines Recipe

Ingredients

  • 24 NILLA Wafers
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine or butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  • Cover  2 baking sheets with wax paper; place 12 wafers, 2 inches apart, on each prepared baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Combine  granulated sugar, brown sugar, cream and water in 3-qt. saucepan; cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, until temperature reaches 235°F (soft ball stage). Add margarine. (Do not stir.) Cool 30 min. or until temperature of sugar mixture is reduced to 150°F.
  • Add  pecans and vanilla; beat with wooden spoon 2 to 3 min. until candy begins to thicken but is still glossy. Immediately spoon 1 tablespoonful of the sugar mixture over each wafer. (If mixture becomes stiff, stir in a few drops of water.) Cool completely until firm; peel from wax paper. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Tips

Safe Food Handling When preparing hot sugar syrups, keep a bowl of ice water nearby to cool off any unexpected burns.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 2 doz. or 24 servings, 1 praline each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 150 
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 30 mg
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 18 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Vitamin A 4 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 0 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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