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Friday, March 28, 2014

Southern Pecan And Coconut Pralines


Enjoy the sweet taste of the South with these heavenly homemade pralines with roasted pecan and added roasted coconut... makes these babies great!

2 ½ cups roasted grated coconut

3 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon coconut extract

3 cups light brown sugar, packed

1   cup half and half

3   cups roasted pecan halves


Combine the sugar, milk in a heavy pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring, until the mixture comes to the soft-ball stage (about 239 degrees on a candy thermometer). 
add pecan and coconut and coconut extract
Remove from the heat, add the butter and beat until the mixture begins to sugar.
Drop in small mounds on wax paper. Cool, then gently lift with a thin knife. Store in an airtight container.