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Bourbon Pecan Pralines

These bourbon pecan pralines are a delicious southern treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, pecans, pralines, sweets
Servings: 24 Pralines


  • Candy thermometer


  • 2 cups pecans - halved
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • sea salt for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spread pecan halves onto a baking sheet and toast for 6 minutes (mixing halfway through). Remove from oven and cool.
  • Take two baking sheets and line with parchment paper. Spray lightly with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • To a large pot add the brown and white sugars, butter, and milk and melt together over medium heat.
  • Stir in pecans and heat to 238 degrees F (check that candy thermometer!), stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and bourbon.
  • Continue stirring for about 3-4 minutes until thickened and creamy.
  • Quickly drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheets, leaving room as the mixture will spread slightly.
  • Sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
  • Allow pralines to cool before removing from the baking sheets.