What you need:
- 1 ½ cups pecans (I used pecans and almonds)
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- salt, pinch
In large saucepan over medium heat, lightly toast pecans. Watch carefully, you don't want them to burn.
Add sugar, butter, brown sugar and milk to the pecans.
Slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Don't stir the mixture once it starts to boil! Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees. I use a thermometer to get the temperature just right.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and salt. Stir well and allow to cool (a minute or two) just enough to thicken a bit. Continue to stir while it's cooling. It should start to lose its sheen.
Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool completely.
This batch of pralines was made for my special friend's Birthday. Happy Birthday Friend!!!