Peanut Pralines
Yields: About 28
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1½ cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1½ teaspoons light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⅔ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups salted cocktail peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon flaked sea salt
  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar, cream, corn syrup, and salt; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat with a mixer at low speed until smooth. Stir in peanuts. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick enough to drop with a spoon, about 5 minutes.
  3. Drop peanut mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared pan. Immediately sprinkle with sea salt. Let stand until firm, 3 to 4 hours. Gently remove from paper. Store in an air-tight container.
Recipe by Taste of the South at