Coconut Pecan Pralines!

Out of all of the goodies I have made this holiday season, these might be my favorites.  I am judging this by the fact that I ate three of them before I could stop myself.  I seriously need someone to get these out of my house!   They are also fairly easy to make and rather fail proof.
Here is what you will need:
2  1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
2  1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
Combine the coconut and pecans and set aside.
In a heavy saucepan over medium high heat combine the sugar, butter, half and half, corn syrup, and salt.  Bring to a rolling boil.  Boil for 4 minutes, stirring continuously.   
Set off of the heat.  Add the vanilla and the coconut and pecans.  Stir and allow to sit a cool a bit before dropping.  It will start to thicken and tighten up as it cools some. 
With a small cookie scoop or Tablespoon drop onto wax paper.  Allow to set up and dry for several hours!
These are great for candy or dessert trays or gift giving!


  1. OMG--my dream candy! I will definitely have to make this before my Christmas are to be made. Hey I have to check it right?

  2. can you use all brown sugar in place of the white sugar?

    1. Not advised, they will not be sweet enough and they won't set up without the white sugar.

  3. Should the butter be room temp. or melted. Thanks in advance for your help.

    1. Just cold or room temp, since you are adding it to the other ingredients and boiling it for 4 minutes, it doesn't really matter.

  4. Can Splenda be substituted for the sugar? Thanks


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