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Microwave Pralines

"The most fantastic, EASY candy you can make... sinfully delicious and habit forming. I have only seen this fail once, and then the disaster was the most marvelous gooey pecan praline ice cream topping."
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35 m servings 239 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a deep, microwave-safe bowl, mix together brown sugar, whipping cream, and corn syrup. Microwave on High for 13 minutes.
  2. Mix in butter until well blended. Then stir, stir, and stir until mixture begins to cool and get creamy. Stir in chopped nuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper to cool.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 66 Ratings

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If you wait and add pecans after sugars have cooked, it will cool the mix too much and it will set up prematurely. I have found that you can add the nuts in the original sugar mix and cook...

Most helpful critical review

not very good.......i think maybe i did something wrong because everyone else that reviewed liked them. They were too soft maybe??

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If you wait and add pecans after sugars have cooked, it will cool the mix too much and it will set up prematurely. I have found that you can add the nuts in the original sugar mix and cook...

I have used a variation of this recipe, leaving out the corn syrup, using 2 tablespoons butter instead of 1 and untoasted pecan halves. I put in everything all at once & microwave for 13 minute...

Wow! I've made pralines on the stovetop many times, but have never seen a microwave recipe. I was suspicious...too good to be true? These were the best I've ever made! And they are the most ...

This recipe compares with the New Orlean's pralines I've tasted. It is important to use the whipping cream though if you want to keep the creamy, buttery taste that distinguishes them from just ...

The first time was a flop. Stirred too long and it turned to crumbles when I put the pecans. Second time worked great when I took someone's advice and combined all ingredients in the beginning...

yep, this isn't your mother's pralines! Fast, delicious...and you'll definitely know if you have any cavities after one bite!

I made this recipe for Christmas and my family loved it! It was delicious and very easy to make. Like other reviewers, I added all ingredients at once and did not toast the pecans first. It w...

Let me begin by saying that my pralines came out perfect; creamy, smooth, and delicious. I have a 1200 watt microwave and it took 8 minutes total cooking time. I stirred in the pecans and 1/4 ...

These are sooooo good. I made the mistake of letting them sit too long in the microwave, but not problem - I just nuked them a couple more seconds, and they were magic! Very impressive with th...