Vanilla Pralines Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Vanilla-flavor pudding and pie filling mix3 Ounce
 Light brown sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), firmly packed
 Evaporated milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
 Pecan halves2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 880 Calories from Fat 441

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 52 g80.6%

Saturated Fat 7.5 g37.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 17.3 mg

Sodium 340.7 mg14.2%

Total Carbohydrates 107 g35.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.2 g25%

Sugars 100.6 g

Protein 8 g16.3%

Vitamin A 4.1% Vitamin C 2.2%

Calcium 13.2% Iron 9.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a saucepan, place together pudding mix, brown sugar, evaporated milk, and butter or margarine.
2) Simmer, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.
3) Allow to cook, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 238°F on a candy thermometer or until a teaspoonful of syrup forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water.
4) Take the pan away from heat immediately.

5) Add in the pecans, and beat with a wooden spoon for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the mixture lightly thickens.
6) Place the pudding mixture by tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on parchment.
7) Leave to rest until the pecan mixture is firm.

8) Serve at room temperature.

If mixture hardens, while working set pan over hot water.