[Kali Crafted] Buttermilk Bacon Pralines

How could I not make PRALINES?  I’ve been getting into candy making as of late.  Marshmallows, caramels, nougat, toffee, taffy… and now pralines.  They’re a New Orleans staple.  Just like most food in New Orleans, you’ll find the best pralines at ya aunt’s, grandma’s, cousin’s… etc.

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Buttermilk Bacon Pralines

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

1. In a heavy deep saucepan, combine the sugars, the buttermilk, corn syrup, baking soda and salt.  Cook slowly over medium heat for about 20 minutes, until the mixture reaches 235 on a candy thermometer.

2. Remove from heat and add butter, vanilla, pecans, orange zest and bacon and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy.  Be very careful – this stuff is HOT.

3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a silicone mat or buttered parchment paper.  Let stand for 30 minutes or until cool and firm.


Note: I left the orange zest out of this recipe, too many flavors going on and I wanted the bacon to be in the spotlight.  I’m not completely happy with the recipe, I will definitely need to tweak it a bit.

Look forward to more candy posts.

Juba Kali


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