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Chocolate Pralines

Chocolate Pralines

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen, about 3 cups crumbled


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, about 1/3 cup


  • Line a large heavy baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and grease.  Set aside. 

  • Combine the sugars, heavy cream, and butter in a large heavy nonstick saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the sugars have dissolved, about 3 minutes. Continue to cook until the mixture reaches the softball stage, 238 to 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Remove from the heat, add the pecans and chocolate chips, and stir vigorously until the pecans remain suspended in the mixture, about 2 minutes. Spoon onto the prepared baking sheet. Cool completely and then crumble, as needed for the Chocolate Praline Tart, or serve individually.

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