Traditional Buttermilk Pralines

  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Large lump of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Texas Pecans


Combine sugar, buttermilk, corn syrup, baking soda and salt in a large sauce pan and boil until candy thermometer reaches 238 degrees, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, add butter, vanilla and pecans. Beat until right consistency to drop from spoon onto wax paper. It thickens quickly, so work fast.