The 25 Days of Holiday Goodies Day 5: Microwave Pralines

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I almost want to call this recipe cheater pralines, as it makes way more than a normal batch–and there is no candy thermometer involved.

I have had hate-hate relationships with several candy thermometers of several varieties and styles.

So, this recipe is, by all intents and purposes, superior to my original one…

…With one exception.  The cooking time my need to be divided because otherwise the praline molten lava will boil over outside of the bowl.

But the results are worth having to clean your microwave.


Microwave Pralines

Source:  Texas Farm Bureau

2 cups pecans, chopped

1 cup sugar

1 cup dark brown sugar, packed

4 T salted butter, cubed

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

2 t vanilla

1/2 t salt

Combine all ingredients in a large glass bowl, Cook the mixture on high in the microwave for 10 minutes, stirring every two minutes with a silicone spatula.

Pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet in cookie-sized pieces.  Set aside and let cool 2-3 hours.  Peel away from paper and store in an airtight container.

What is your favorite quickie sweet treat?