pecan pralines

Pecan Pralines – #southerncomfort

What a sweet treat to share with your next book gathering!
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons corn syrup
5 cups toasted pecan halves
Stir together first 5 ingredients in a heavy 3-quart saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Boil, stirring constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 234°.
Remove from heat, and vigorously stir in pecans.
Spoon pecan mixture onto wax paper, spreading in an even layer.
Let stand 20 minutes or until firm. Break praline-coated pecans apart into pieces.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
Freeze in an airtight container or zip-top plastic freezer bag up to 1 month.