Thursday, October 20, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies- After the Dance Pralines

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.

After-The-Dance Pralines
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!



12 comments:

Tracy said...

These look so good! They make me wish I could eat pecans hehe.

Tina said...

These do look tasty and easy-so they get my vote! Wish I had some to eat now. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Kristen said...

I love pralines! Yours look so good. Do you deliver?

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

I have never eaten pralines before. I guess I need to give them a try. :) I can't believe how fast this is going either. I finally sat down yesterday and made a list so that I would be sure to share all of my favorites. :)

Desi said...

I'm glad someone shares my extreme love of pralines. So good in ice cream too!!! And I agree, time is just flying by! I wanted to post about fall and Halloween recipes/crafts but man it's about to be here!

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kita said...

Honest to goodness I didn't know what pralines were until earlier this year! This is a great little recipe and sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing it!

Pamela said...

These are something I have never made, but they look very yummy.

The Poet Herself said...

I don't think I've ever had a praline, but now I want to! Interesting approach to making them.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I am totally making these! I think they are one of my favorite treats ever. Thanks for the recipe. :)

Trisha said...

I've never had these but they sure look interesting!

Katrina said...

Yum. I love all things with nuts--especially if it involves adding sugar. ;) They look great!

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