Can you believe that we are already on Week 4?!?!?!??
Time keeps slipping away from me and I really need to start planning better because there are a whole lot more cookies that I want to share. Today we don't have a cookie but a treat! My favorite treat! In fact, when I went to IFBC New Orleans, my friend Amy and I went on a hunt for the best Pralines in New Orleans. While these are nothing like the ones we bought (can you say HELLO sweet potato pralines?), but considering they are a definitely win in my book. These aren't the creamy pralines you are used to but a great treat to make this Christmas season.
I've had this recipe FOREVER but have never made and I really don't know why!
These pralines are actually called After-The-Dance Pralines because young women would make these before going to a ball and then come home and enjoy them with their friends afterwards.
recipe adapted from November 2003 Southern Living
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg white, beaten
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together brown sugar and egg white and gently fold in chopped pecans.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto a greased or aluminum foil (or silpat). Turn off the oven. Let the pralines set for 8 hours in the oven. Enjoy!