Nana’s Chocolate Pralines Candy

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Chocolate and pecans….an excellent combination!


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup +2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup +2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Grease waxed paper; set aside.
  2. Combine sugars and next to ingredients in a saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Boil until sugar is dissolved; stir often.
  5. Cover; cook 2 min. to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan.
  6. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches softball stage 234°F.
  7. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  8. Add pecans.
  9. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon 2 min. or just until mixture is creamy and begins to thicken. Working rapidly, drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto prepared waxed paper; let stand until firm.
  10. Store in an airtight container.