Have You Been Wanting to try making Praline Pecans at home?
You have to try making these CrockPot Praline Pecans. They are sweet, crunchy, delicious, and easy to prepare using your slow cooker.
Praline Pecans include pecans, granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, unsalted butter, light corn syrup, egg white, and vanilla.
I love the tastes and smells that penetrate the air when praline pecans are being cooked. You can find these sweet pecans cooking at most malls, sporting events, Theme Parks, and more.
These Crock Pot Praline Pecans are easy to prepare. Let your slow cooker do all the work.
History of Pralines
Pralines were a popular candy brought to New Orleans from the French. Most importantly, they are a sugary, creamy, pecan candy. However, they were initially made using almonds, but almonds in New Orleans were challenging to get. As a result, Cooks began substituting the local nuts from the Louisiana pecan trees. Pralinières would make and sell their sugary treats in the French Quarter for income. Because New Orleans was a port city, Pralines were spread all over the country, and we still enjoy them today.
Today, pralines are still made using pecans. See my Praline Recipe.
However, Praline pecans are known as individual pecans covered in the sugary candy coating. Consequently, they are much easier to make than pralines.
Praline Pecans Are Always Calling My Name
These sugary treats always seem to be calling my name. Never the less, they can get expensive and come in a tiny sack which disappears fast with my big family. So, I decided to try making a larger batch at home. I adapted the Praline Pecan recipe from New Orléans Classic Desserts Cookbook by Kit Wohl. Instead of using my oven, I made with this recipe is I used my slow cooker. These CrockPot Praline Pecans were easy to make and turned out Wonderful!! I will be making these Pecans again and again.
New Orleans Classic Desserts Cookbook
Praline Pecans – this recipe was adapted from New Orleans Classic Desserts Cookbook by Kit Wohl. I coated the pecans with a frothy egg white before adding the other ingredients. Next, I used my slow cooker instead of the oven.
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How to Make Skillet Praline Pecans
First Step: Butter and Sugar
- Melt the two tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add one tablespoon light corn syrup. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar and stir until all the sugars have dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and stir until the mixture thickens as it cools.
- Completely cool by placing each pecan on parchment or wax paper.
- Store in an air-tight container up to a week.
- Praline Pecans can also be stored in the freezer. Place them in a freezer zip-lock bag and put the freezer for one to two months.
- Makes 2 cups
What is the difference between Praline Pecans and Candied Pecans?
Candied Pecans are typically made with white sugar. Praline Pecans are made with brown sugar or a combination of sugar plus butter.
Crock-Pot Praline Pecans
- 4 cups pecans
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 egg white
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- In a large bowl, beat the egg white until frothy.
- Mix the pecans in the frothy egg white.
- Stir in the sugar and the brown sugar.
- Add in the melted butter, corn syrup, and vanilla.
- Spray the crock-pot with a cooking spray.
- Add the pecan mixture.
- Cook for 3 -1/2 hours on low.
- Stir the pecans every 20 to 30 minutes.
- Remove the pecans from the crock-pot and let dry on parchment paper.
- Separate the pecans as they dry.
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White Chocolate Pretzel Krispies
I have been making this White Chocolate Pretzel Krispies since my kids were little over 15 years ago. They have always been an easy treat for school parties.
You simply melt a bag of White Chocolate Chips and add Rice Krispies for crunch, crushed pretzels for salt and crunch, and pecans. You drop them by spoonfuls on parchment paper or wax paper. Store these in an air-tight container, and you will have a simple and easy treat for neighbors, teachers, or your kids during the holidays.
White Chocolate Pretzel Krispies
- 1 bag White Chocolate Chips
- cup Rice Krispies Cereal
- 1 cup pretzels crushed
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute and stir.
- Continue melting the chocolate for 15 seconds at a time and stir until very smooth.
- Add the Rice Krispies cereal, chopped pecans, and the crushed pretzels.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper or wax paper.
- Allow them to dry.
- Store this candy in an air-tight container.
Be sure to check out these White Chocolate Candy Clusters made with Pringles. They are incredibly sweet, salty, and crunchy. Out of all my quick and easy sweet treats or candies, this one is my favorite. I love the Salty Pringles potato chips with white chocolate.
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