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Microwave Pralines Recipe

YES, pralines can be made in the Microwave! No need to hassle with candy thermometers or various candy stages. Depending on the power rating of your microwave, cooking times may vary. To replicate the toasted pecan flavor of traditional pralines, you should lightly toast the pecans in a 350 degree oven or toss them in a skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.


  • 1 lb brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups of pecan halves (preferably toasted)
  • 2 tbsp of regular, salted butter
  • 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract


In a 2 quart, microwave-proof, glass mixing bowl, combine the cream and the brown sugar. Microwave the mixture on high (full power setting) for 12 minutes. Remove the bowl from microwave and add the butter, vanilla and pecans. Stir well to incorporate ingredients into the hot mixture. While working quickly before mixture cools, use a tbsp to drop the candy on aluminum foil, a silicone matt or waxed paper. Buttering the foil or waxed paper will allow pralines to release the easiest. Cool to set before removing. Makes about 2 dozen, depending on size.