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Chocolate Pralines

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  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

Panasonic NN-SU696S Microwave Oven, 1.3 Cft, Stainless Steel/Silver
Panasonic NN-SU696S Microwave Oven, 1.3 Cft, Stainless Steel/Silver

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