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Maw Maw’s Pralines

Maw Maw's Pralines Recipe


  • 1 box (3 cups) light brown sugar
  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • ½ stick (4 tablespoons) margarine
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix first 4 ingredients into a saucepan. Cook to 240 degrees or until soft-bake stage. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir until mixture begins to lose its glaze.
  2. Using a tablespoon, drop small portions onto waxed paper. Work fast, keeping the saucepan over a warm burner if possible.
  3. Allow to cool completely before removing.

Source: Recipe and photo courtesy of and Louisiana Cookin'

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