Chewy Pecan Pralines

2 cups sugar
2 cups white corn syrup (Karo)
1 lb. sweet cream butter
2 cups whipping cream
2 t. vanilla
7 cups pecans

  • Cook sugar and syrup together until candy thermometer reaches 245° degrees (soft ball stage).
  • Remove from heat. Add butter and stir until dissolved.
  • Add whipping cream slowly. Return to heat and cook until candy thermometer reaches 242°, stirring constantly. This will take almost an hour.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and pecans.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto sprayed or greased aluminum foil.
  • Makes 60-80 pralines.
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