Microwave Pralines

Staff Writer
Microwave Pralines

Photo by Becky Hughes

The holidays are just around the corner and these microwave pralines make a sweet treat to give as a gift and a great finger food to serve at parties. Crispy on the outside and a little chewy on the inside, these pralines are simple and quick to make. Your friends, family and guests will probably think you spent hours on them, and nobody will suspect they came from the microwave. Whether as a snack or dessert, these are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Servings: 3 dozen

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups dark brown sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups pecan halves
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, heavy cream, salt, pecans, and margarine.

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

3. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the mixture several times.

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

4. Microwave on high for an additional 4 minutes.

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

5. Let the mixture rest for one minute.
6. Stir in the vanilla extract and continue stirring for an additional minute.

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

7. Drop by the teaspoonful onto a cookie tray or buttered wax paper.

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

Photo by Becky Hughes

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