Buttermilk Pralines

Who can't resist caramel covered pralines... THIS GIRL!  Good thing I found this healthier version with 1/3 the calories and 1/5 the fat.  #winning

Ps... this dies take some attention, so lock up the kiddos (NOT REALLY!). Periodic stirring will help it from boiling over. 


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Continue cooking over low heat until a candy thermometer registers 234° (about 10 minutes); stir occasionally. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

Stir in nuts, butter, and vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until mixture begins to lose its shine (about 6 minutes). Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand 20 minutes or until set.

Note: Store pralines in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Recipe from: Health.com