Get your



EsmeSalon Recipes

Get access to 1000+ homemade tried and tested recipes by home chefs

By subscribing, I agree to receive a newsletter, exclusive content and free gifts, and declare that I have read the privacy policy and terms and conditions.

Chocolate Pralines

Please Spread the love, Sharing is Caring!

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Please note that EsmeSalon may have a financial relationship with some of the vendors we mention in this post which means we may get compensated financially or in kind, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through any link in this post. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy should you require any additional information.

Delicious, tasty, ‘addictive’ as you will not stop at only one, so rather make a double batch of these decadent Chocolate Pralines

Are pralines and pecans the same thing? 

No, pecans are actually a nut, and pralines are made out of pecans and caramelized sugar. Pralines can also be made out of almonds or other nuts and caramelized sugar.

A praline is a form of confection containing, at minimum, culinary nuts – usually almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts – and sugar. The cream is a common third ingredient

This is the only chocolate my husband will eat. I don’t make them often but when I do he’s a happy guy.
(Pronounced praw-leens) it is a very popular US southern candy. Mainly pralines are a sweet sugary candy but these are the chocolate variety. Easy to make and very tasty.


  • 1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1 pound of light brown sugar
  • 1 small can of evaporated milk
  • 2 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup whole pecans
Chocolate Pralines


  1. You will need an 8-cup glass, microwave-safe, and measuring cup.
  2. You can use a glass bowl but the handle on the measuring cup makes it a lot easier because you will be taking it out of the microwave a few times to stir.
  3. Combine the butter, brown sugar, salt, evaporated milk, and marshmallows in the measuring cup.
  4. Microwave for 11 minutes, stirring every three minutes.
  5. Remove from the microwave and add chocolate chips.
  6. Stir till chips are melted.
  7. Add vanilla and pecans.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Let the mixture sit at room temperature stirring every few minutes.
  10. When the mixture begins to thicken around the edge stir and drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper.
  11. I use nonstick aluminum foil but may not be available.

The recipe was developed by a dear friend Carol Wilhoft

Prepared, tried, and tested by Mona Thomas Danjean

Copyright © 2024 – All rights reserved.

  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


I, Esme Slabbert, am the author and creator of this site, EsmeSalon. It is unlawful to re-use any content from this blog, without my written permission. Please es**@es*******.com">contact me should you wish to discuss it further.


My goal is to provide the best homemade recipes that are healthy for all families to enjoy. I also endeavor to showcase and share other bloggers and promote them on my Blog. You will also find Resources and Courses and Services for Bloggers which I promote from time to time.

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Pralines”

Leave a Comment