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  1. Description: Cajun candy

  2. Servings: 12-18

  3. History: When we were children we used to love this candy. My grandmothers used to make these for us, although their method took a lot longer. They used granulated sugar instead of confectioners.

  4. There are many types of recipes for pralines in the south. I find this one is the best and fastest! Enjoy!

  5. Amount/Measure/Ingredient

  6. 1/4 Cup water

  7. 2T margarine

  8. 1 Cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

  9. 1 Cup Confectioner's sugar

  10. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  11. 1 Cup chopped pecans

  12. Place large towel on counter w/wax paper on top;

  13. In medium saucepan, add water and butter;

  14. Bring to boil;

  15. Stir in sugars;

  16. Bring back to boil;

  17. Boil and stir 1 minute only;

  18. Remove from heat;

  19. Stir in vanilla and pecans;

  20. Beat by hand until it begins to thicken slightly;

  21. Note: DO NOT OVER BEAT! candy will harden too soon;

  22. Immediately drop from teaspoon on to wax paper;

  23. Cool and store in covered container.

  24. Reformatted from a recipe submitted to, © Good Cooking, Inc.


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