Pecan Pralines

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We love pecan pralines.  We get them all the time when we go out of town at our favorite candy shop.  I knew exactly what the kids and I would try for n is for nuts in this weeks cooking with kids series.  Making pecan pralines was a new experience for the kids and I in the kitchen.  We just loved how they turned out.  Now we can have them at home anytime we want.

 

Pecan Praline Recipe

Pecan Pralines

Caution:  If you or the kids have a nut allergy do not try this.  Growing up with a sibling with a nut allergy I want to caution other before trying these.  My kids and I do not have any food allergies.

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Ingredients/what we used:

 

butter

 

half and half

 

white and brown sugar

 

pecans

 

baking soda

 

candy thermometer

 

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How to make/what we did:

 

Add 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar to sauce pan.  Next add 1/3 cup butter and 1 cup half and half.  Now add 1/8 teaspoon baking soda. Bring to boil at 241 degrees F.  This is why we have a candy thermometer in the pan.

 

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The mixture will foam and bubble. We cooked about 20 minuets.

 

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Now add 1 1/2 cups pecans to the mix.  Remove from heat and stir.  The kids added the ingredients be fore I started boiling the mix and came back and added the pecans at this point.

 

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Lay out parchment paper on the counter or a cookie sheet. Take spoonfuls and drop the mix on the paper.

 

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Now let cool and sit till firm. Now you and the kids are ready to enjoy your treats!

pecan praline cooking with kids

 

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Things we like to keep in the kitchen:
Ikea BPA-free 36-piece Dinnerware Set, Assorted Colors4 Mini Prep Bowls, 3.5 inches diameter

 

 

 

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Ingredients
  • butter
  • half and half
  • white and brown sugar
  • pecans
  • baking soda
Instructions
  1. Add 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar to sauce pan. Next add ⅓ cup butter and 1 cup half and half. Now add ⅛ teaspoon baking soda. Bring to boil at 241 degrees F. This is why we have a candy thermometer in the pan.
  2. The mixture will foam and bubble. We cooked about 20 minuets.
  3. Now add 1½ cups pecans to the mix. Remove from heat and stir. The kids added the ingredients be fore I started boiling the mix and came back and added the pecans at this point.
  4. Lay out parchment paper on the counter or a cookie sheet. Take spoonfuls and drop the mix on the paper.
  5. Now let cool and sit till firm. Now you and the kids are ready to enjoy your treats!

 

See more posts from fellow co-hosts of the A-Z Cooking with Kids Series:

Nutella Almond Muffins on Still Playing School

Honey Roasted Peanuts and Popcorn by Sugar Aunts

Chocolate and nut cookies for kids by Rainy Day Mum

Easy Pistachio Ice Cream on The Mad House

 

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