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Easy Coconut Pralines

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Whether you need to bring something special to a potluck or festive dinner, or if you simply want to treat yourself, these incredibly easy coconut pralines are just the ticket. Don’t think of the standard pecan-based pralines when viewing this recipe. Instead, these are fluffy, sweet candies that combine sugar and coconut to heavenly effect. They require just a handful of ingredients, and you can whip them up in a few minutes. Serve this special New Orleans treat at any time of year!

And guess what — one way you can make them extra special is by drizzling them with chocolate sauce. Another way is the way that my family loves: serving them with ice cream!

Coconut Pralines

40min to prepare serves 36

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut, grated
  • 1 cup whole milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Preparation

  1. Mix the sugar, coconut and milk in a heavy pot over medium heat.
  2. Boil, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage. The mixture temperature should be 240 degrees Fahrenheit using a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove from the heat immediately. Stir in the butter and vanilla, and beat until the mixture is creamy and thick.
  4. Drop by the tablespoonful onto wax paper in mound shapes. Allow the pralines to cool completely before removing them from the wax paper using a knife.

Recipe adapted from Nola.com

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