No, you read the title right. We’re making pralines in the microwave!! AND it’ll take less than 10 mins of cooking time. I know you don’t believe me. So, watch this!
VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you use a microwave safe, plastic bowl or container for this recipe. Do not use glass! The glass will cook the candy too fast and result in a burnt mess. Don’t ask how I know…
This recipe is so easy, breezy I’m trying to make up things to say to lengthen this post. LOL! The ingredients are simple. However, I suggest using quality brands.
Not all microwaves are the same, of course. Mine is 700 watts. With that being said, use my timing as a bench mark. If your candy isn’t done after the last trip to the microwave, just put the candy back in 30 secs at a time until the consistency is right. *see video for examples* The mixture should be thicker and more bubbling. It will be slightly darker in color and almost appear to be burning. It isn’t.
This method will change the way you see Praline candy making. It can be a nerve wrecking task! I’ve failed so many times. But, this recipe works like a charm.
Pour the condensed milk into a plastic, microwave safe bowl or container
Add in the sugar and the butter; do not stir
Place bowl into the microwave for 3 mins
Take it out and stir for 45 seconds.
Place the bowl back into the microwave for 2 mins and 30 seconds.
Take it out and stir for another 45 seconds.
Place it into the microwave again for 2 mins*
Remove the bowl and stir until the mixture stops bubbling; about 15-20 seconds
Add in the vanilla extract and pecans
Stir until the mixture thickens a little more and becomes harder to stir; about 45 seconds-1 min
Using a tablespoon, scoop out spoonfuls onto waxed paper
Allow 20 mins to cool and set.
*Microwave watts differ. At this point, the mixture should be slightly darker and thicker. If not, place it back into microwave for 30 secs at a time until it reaches this point. See tutorial above for example.
Pecan candy. I just said Pralines to be cute. We all call it pecan candy down here! I have ALWAYS been terrified to cook this stuff. And believe me, I’ve failed a LOT! But, with prayer, practice, patience, and more prayer…look, Mama! I did it! You can too.
My cousin is visiting from San Diego. His Cali friends have never had these before. And, of course, my sweet baby told them that his cousin makes the best! My family loves me, man. Anyway, I made these for him on Snapchat. Some of my Cookies asked me to make a tutorial as well. And since I give you guys what you want….here it is!
These things LITERALLY melt in your mouth! But, that’s not even the best part. I made these in under 25 mins. I kid you not! But, wait, it gets better. I did it without using a candy thermometer OR the soft ball test!! Yoooo!!! Do you see how much I love you guys?! My goal is to make cooking as easy as I can for you. This candy will be your favorite to make. Try it….NOW!