COCONUT PECAN PRALINES

Coconut pecan pralines are a no bake, easy recipe.

These pralines are addictive and I could eat the entire recipe.  If you like coconut and pecans you will love this candy.  Make this anytime for a delicious treat or make it for any holiday or event.  These coconut pecan pralines make a wonderful gift for a friend or neighbor.  They look great on a buffet table. I have not tried doubling the recipe but see no reason why you could not do so. I keep them refrigerated in a plastic container.  I love having them on hand and grabbing one when I am craving something sweet.  You might also like our recipe for saltine cracker toffee.

Coconut pecan pralines ingredients needed:

white granulated sugar

evaporated milk

corn syrup

butter

vanilla extract

pecans

coconut

These easy pralines are on a few ingredients and a super easy candy to make. They keep well too!

Recipe Feedback: “I made these yesterday using part light brown sugar and subing 2% milk for the evaporated milk. I must say that they turned out awesome! Because there’s only my husband and me in the household, I froze most of them and plan to bring them out next time the grandkids come to visit.” -Jackie

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Coconut Pecan Pralines

The Southern Lady Cooks
These Coconut Pecan Pralines are incredible. No baking and super easy!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course candy
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 36 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 stick butter or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecan pieces
  • 2 1/4 cups coconut

Instructions
 

  • Combine sugar, milk, corn syrup and butter in a pan on top of the stove.  Bring to a rolling boil and cook for 4 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, pecans and coconut.  Stir for several minutes until mixture starts to thicken. Takes about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.  Refrigerate or put in cool place until hardens.  Makes about 36 pralines.
Keyword candy, christmas candy, coconut candy, easy candy, pecan pralines
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15 Comments

  1. Bob Dowling says:

    Hi.
    Looks fantastic. Going to have to make myself some of these.
    Just one little query.
    Do you have a metric option for weights and measures?
    Cheers,
    Bob D.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      No, but there are plenty of websites online that will easily convert it for you.

  2. Light or dark corn syrup? Also, sweetened or unsweetened condensed milk? Thanks!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      We use light but you could probably use whichever you like. This recipe doesn’t call for condensed milk. It calls for evaporated milk.

  3. Sonja Schlandt says:

    The candy is delcious and setup well. However, it’s white. There’s no light caramel color to it. Could I use some brown sugar in place of all the white?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried it with brown sugar, Sonja, but think it should work for you ok. I can’t imagine why yours is white as mine always comes out the color in the photos.

      1. Jackie Cooper says:

        I made these yesterday using part light brown sugar and subing 2% milk for the evaporated milk. I must say that they turned out awesome! Because there’s only my husband and me in the household, I froze most of them and plan to bring them out next time the grandkids come to visit.5 stars

  4. Carolyn key says:

    Follow directions exactly and 4 hours later, Candy is still sticky. Any suggestions?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Sounds like you may not have brought it to a hard enough boil but you might try putting in fridge or letting it set longer. Maybe it will eventually harden.

  5. Salted or unsalted butter?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I would use unsalted butter. Thanks!

  6. Frannie Landry says:

    Can this be made with Splenda?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never tried making these with splenda, Frannie. I can’t advise you.

      1. Connie Tramell says:

        Do you think these could ship well

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        I have not tried shipping but should be ok in an airtight container.