There's nothing quite as good as a piece of homemade candy! Enter Pralines. Historically, pralines are a New Orleans, Louisiana specialty. But y'all know, my folks are from down Mobile, Alabama...another Gulf town! So that means, the 'Bama part of me has a claim on pralines. And then when you add in the Cali part of me (born and raised, baby!), well, you know what's up! So I started thinking of how to combine these two unbelievable regions into one delicious dessert. Enter: Calibama Pralines. These are so sweet and so decadent, you will want to stop eating them, but you won't be able to. I apologize right now for that!So here's where I ended up:Cali - Walnuts + Bama - Pecans + Coconut flakes - A Little Chef Lorious = Calibama Pralines!Again, I'm sorry in advance for how many of these you will eat...in one sitting!
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 6 Tbsp butter, unsalted
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients except extract in a pot and stir to combine over medium to medium-high heat.
- Continue cooking until all melt and begin to boil.
- When mixture reaches a steady boil, with a cloudy top, and is not "popping", set timer and cook for 3 minutes.
- After 3 minutes, remove from heat, add extract and begin stirring until mixture begins to form together like a softball, and pull away from the pot. (approx 5 minutes)
- Spoon immediately onto parchment paper; sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
- Allow 10 - 15 minutes to set (at a minimum).
- Proceed to consume unlimited calories!!!