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Alabama Pralines


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In saucepan, combine buttermilk, sugar, baking soda and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer slowly until mixture forms a hard ball when dropped into cold water. Do not stir more than necessary during this cooking period.
  2. Remove from heat; add pecans and vanilla extract. Beat until dull.
  3. Drop by tablespoons onto foil.
  4. Let stand at least 30 minutes to cream and harden.

Humidity will cause pralines to become sugary.