• 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3/4 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1 quart pecan halves


  1. In a saucepan combine all ingredients except marshmallows and pecans. Cook until a small amount of the mixture forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water. Stir to prevent burning.
  2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add pecans. Beat until mixture loses some of its gloss.
  4. Place wax paper over cloth and drop pralines by spoonsful onto the paper.

Yield: 3 dozen