Chocolate Pecan Pralines Recipe
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Chocolate Pecan Pralines
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown or maple sugar
1/2 cup light cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup pecans, broken into small pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, cream and salt. Stirring
constantly, cook the mixture over medium heat until it reaches 228
degrees F on a candy thermometer.
Add chocolate, butter and pecans, and, stirring constantly, cook the
mixture to the soft-ball stage — 234 degrees F on a candy
Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla extract; let the
candy cool for 5 minutes. Beat the candy for 10 to 15 seconds, or
until it thickens slightly.
Using a large spoon, immediately drop the mixture in mounds onto
buttered plates or wax paper. If the mixture becomes too thick to
drop. stir in a tablespoonful of hot water to thin it.