Coconut Cashew Pralines

Coconut Cashew Pralines

This homemade candy, which is nice at Christmas, is quick to prepare.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
60
YIELD
60 candies
PREP TIME
15 mins

Coconut Cashew Pralines

This homemade candy, which is nice at Christmas, is quick to prepare.

Coconut Cashew Pralines
SERVINGS
60
YIELD
60 candies
PREP TIME
15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2  cups packed brown sugar
  • 1   cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 3   tablespoons butter
  • 2   cups lightly salted roasted cashews
  • 1   cup flaked coconut, toasted*
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Directions
1. 
Butter the sides of a 2-quart heavy saucepan about 7 inches in diameter.** In saucepan combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, and half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue boiling at a moderate steady rate, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 234 degree F, soft-ball stage (16 to 18 minutes).
2. 
Remove saucepan from heat. Add butter, but do not stir. Cool, without stirring, to 150 degree F (about 30 minutes).
3. 
Remove thermometer from saucepan. Stir in cashews and coconut. Beat vigorously with a clean wooden spoon until mixture just begins to thicken but is still glossy (about 3 minutes).
4. 
Working quickly, drop candy by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm. Store tightly covered for up to 1 week. Makes about 60 candies.

Tip

  • *Toasting Coconut:

    Spread the coconut in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice so the coconut doesnt burn.

Note

  • **

    A saucepan with a smaller diameter will not allow the proper evaporation needed in candy making.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 83, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 3, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 12, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 49, sodium (mg) 23, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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