June 20th, 2012

Pecan and Chocolate Pralines

Who doesn’t love bite sized food? I know I do. There is an added fun factor when food is smaller. These pralines are great for serving at gatherings or for a quick grab and go treat.

Want more bite sized food ideas?  Check out these:

Spinach Artichoke Bites
Chicken Salad Appetizer Cups
Meatball Sliders
Sparkling Cranberry Cups.

Pecan and Chocolate Pralines


2 cups pecan halves plus additional for garnish
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbls. unsalted butter
4 oz. semisweet, melted


Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Stirring gently, bring 2 cups pecans, both sugars, cream, and butter to a boil in a medium heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Attach candy thermometer to side of pan. Boil, occasionally swirling pan, until thermometer registers 236°, 7–8 minutes. Remove from heat; stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture thickens and pecans are suspended in syrup, 2–3 minutes.

Drop candy by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared sheets. Let cool completely. Spoon some melted chocolate over; place a pecan half on top. Chill until set, about 30 minutes.

Can be made 1 week ahead. Store airtight in refrigerator. Return to room temperature before serving.

Recipe from bonappetit.com

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3 Responses to “Pecan and Chocolate Pralines”

  1. YUMM!!!

  2. I love anything with pecans-can’t wait to try these!

  3. These look amazing-thanks!!


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