Pat Morris


Pralines are such a wonderful treat! I especially like making them during the holidays. I saw this recipe on a carton of Borden's Buttermilk (Elsie the Borden Cow was their mascot.) when I was a young teenager. I asked my mother to help me make the Pralines (My first attempt at candy making was when I was 7 years old and used only confectioners sugar and milk -I called it, "Cry Baby Candy." So I figured I needed help on this one. These are easy to make; take few ingredients; and very addicting -Yum-O!

This is not my photo; I will be making them again in a few days and will post one then

★★★★★ 2 votes
Makes 18 2-inch pieces
10 Min
10 Min


2 c
white, granulated sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
buttermilk (borden is no longer available locally -not sure if they are still in business)
1/8 tsp
2 Tbsp
butter (not margarine)
2 1/2 c
pecan halves



1In a large, heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, soda, buttermilk and salt.
2Cook over high heat for 5 minutes (or to 210 degrees F. on a candy thermometer) stirring frequently, scraping bottom of pan.
3Add butter and pecans. Continue cooking, stirring constantly scraping bottom and sides of pan, until candy reaches soft ball stage (234 degrees F -about 5 minutes).
4Remove from heat and cool slightly. Beat until thick and creamy.
5Drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper and let cool.
6Makes about 18 two-inch delicious pralines.


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #caramel, #pecans