Sugar Free Pecan Pralines (Keto, Low Carb)

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Sugar Free Pecan Pralines are the perfect crunchy sweet treat! Pecan pralines are a favorite old-timey candy that is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients!

three pecan pralines on top of a mini cake stand with crushed pecan on the bottom

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Sugar Free Pecan Pralines (keto friendly)

These sugar free pecan pralines were inspired by a trip that Dylan and I took to Savannah, Georgia. We loved EVERYTHING about that city. It was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been!

Not only was it beautiful, but the food was great, the people were friendly, and best of all… there were candy stores everywhere! I mean EVERYWHERE!

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It seemed like there was a candy store on every block, and we had no problem with that at all. I think we probably spent most of our travel budget on candy, like any responsible adult would. I probably should point out that we took this trip before we started keto. 😉

After a trip like that, how could we not attempt to make a sugar free pecan praline!? Pralines are just too good not to have in your life!

If we were to go back now, it would (probably) go a little differently. Either way, in every candy store in Savannah, right in the front of the store, they sold pralines, and as soon as we tried one we fell in love!

pecan pralines in the center on top of mini cake stand


Pecan Pralines

Pralines are a pretty simple candy. They’re pretty much made of some sort of nut (usually pecans) and sugar. Oh, and butter.

In other words, just the essential ingredients for DELICIOUS!

It was pretty easy to keto-fy our favorite Savannah snack. We subbed sugar for Golden Monkfruit and used muffin cups as a mold (though this step isn’t required). Those are pretty much the only differences between our pralines and a traditional praline.

top overview shot of all ingredients used to make the pecan pralines


Ingredients Needed For Keto Pecan Pralines

You probably already have all the ingredients you need to make these keto pecan pralines! Sweetener, heavy cream, butter, cinnamon, and pecans are all that you will need to whip up this delicious treat!

Even though it’s not technically an ingredient, it is worth mentioning that we used a muffin pan to help shape our keto pecan pralines. It is totally optional to use one, but for us it just made the process a little easier! Without one, you run the risk of thinner pralines but still delicious.

How To Make These Sugar Free Pecan Pralines:

six photo collage of how to make keto pecan pralines

  1. Roast the pecans for ten minutes at 300 degrees.
  2. Combine sweetener, butter, cinnamon, heavy cream, and vanilla extract into a skillet or saucepan and stir over medium heat until sweetener is completely dissolved.
  3. Let mixture cook until well thickened; be sure to stir constantly to avoid burning.
  4. Add in roasted pecans.
  5. Stir so that all pecans are coated with mixture. You will want to act fast as the mixture will begin to firm quickly.
  6. Spoon the mixture into your muffin cups and refrigerate for about 10 minutes or until the pralines become firm. 

one pecan praline in the front with three other blurred in the background


What Keto-Friendly Sweetener To Use:

For these sugar free pecan pralines we thought it would be best to use Lakanto’s Golden Monkfruit. This sweetener is the keto equivalent of brown sugar, and it works PERFECTLY in these keto pralines!

Though we do recommend Golden Monkfruit for this recipe, pretty much any sweeter will work. Our second choice of sweetener is Lakanto’s Classic Monkfruit

Monkfruit, whether classic or golden, has no aftertaste or cooling effect like other keto-friendly sweeteners, it’s a zero on the glycemic index, has zero additives, and has a 1:1 ratio to sugar. Best of all, Monkfruit tastes great!

If you want to try Lakanto’s Monkfruit for the first time, or if you just need to restock, order HERE and use our code ‘BUTTERTOGETHER‘ for and additional 20% off your entire purchase! This offer is good not just on Monkfruit, but any item on Lakanto’s site.

close up pf three small pecan pralines on top of a mini cake stand



  • Pecan Halves – We prefer pecans with this recipe but feel free to try it with another nut!
  • Cinnamon – We like these with cinnamon!
  • Molds – Makes it easier to hold and firm up.

Nutrition (per praline) 12 servings Calories: 141 | Fat: 15g | Carbs: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.66g | Protein: 1g | Net Carbs: 0.84g

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Sugar-Free Pecan Pralines


45 minutes

12 Pralines


1 cup toasted pecans
1/2 cup Lakanto Golden Monkfruit, or 1/3 if using other sweetener (swerve, erythitol)
1/3 cup butter, unsalted
6 tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Nutritional Information
141 Calories
15g Total Fat
-0.5g Net Carbs
1g Protein


Preheat oven to 300 degrees and place pecans on a sheet pan. Toast for 10 minutes and set aside.
In a large sauce pan over medium heat, combine sweetener, butter, cinnamon, heavy cream, and vanilla. Slowly stir until sweetener is dissolved and is a deep golden brown color (6-8 mins).
 Remove mixture from heat and immediately stir in the pecans and salt.
 Line silicone muffin cups into a muffin pan and quickly drop spoonfuls into cups. Add to freezer until firm, about 30 mins. Enjoy!
  1. Store in airtight container in fridge.

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  • Megan

    Wow! I haven’t baked with pecans before but… I’m convinced. These just look way too good. Thank you for inspiring me today!

  • Monica

    OMG! this looks delicious YUM. I am not much of a baker but I think this is easy enough for me 🙂

  • Kristy B

    These sound amazing! I’ve been trying the Paleo diet because I have a lot of food allergies and I’ve noticed that Paleo recipes and products use Monk fruit. I will have to look for it at the grocery store!

    • Kathy Marshall

      This is great recipe and very easy to make. I’ve made 3 batches already cuz my husband loves them. However, this last time my ingredients separated… maybe I didn’t cook it long enough… thoughts?

  • Gladys Parker

    Oh how delicious Pecan Pralines are. Your recipe has very few carbs which means as a diabetic I could have them and not just one! I won’t forget this recipe.

    • Dawn T

      I’m from the south and live pecan
      Pralines. Thank goodness for a low carb version!

  • Hanna

    I tried this with roughly chopped hazelnuts and it was absolutely delicious! And SO easy to make!

  • Marla

    I made these this past weekend and forgot to add the cream! They STILL came out yummy!!! I guess I will just have to try it again. LOL!

    • Kasey

      Too funny! 🙂 I’m super happy they still came out yummy though!

    • AlexM

      @Marla, good to know that cream is optional. It isn’t something I normally have in my house. I did add a splash of Bailey’s Irish Cream though. 🙂

  • Lynda

    So delicious! I am glad I just bought a huge bag of pecans at Sam’s Club…I will be making these often! Thank you.

  • Lindsey Carlton

    Can you use a greased regular muffin tin if you do not have the silicone kind? Or what about paper baking cups inside the tin?

  • Elaine

    For even distribution of the pecans, would I be able to put them ahead of time in the molds, then just pour the cooked praline sauce over the pecans? Sometimes I’m not so speedy, and don’t want it to set up on me before I get them made!

    • Kasey

      You can definitely do that! That’s actually a great idea. 🙂 Just make sure to first toast your pecans in the oven

  • Kathy

    All I have on hand is the golden version of Lakanto monk fruit. Will that work?

  • Caroline

    Made these tonight…OMG, sooooo good! Even my husband and teenagers love these! Definite do-over!

  • Kim

    Just made these – incredibly easy. I had some cocoa butter on hand and added about 1/8 cup to the liquid. It gave a subtle white chocolate flavor.

  • Todzilla

    OMG… this is so easy and so absolutely delicious!!!

  • Mike

    Amazing keto snack! Just a few minor edits and tips:

    If you add 1/16 to 1/8 tsp (a “pinch” or two of the official pinch measuring spoons) of Xanthan Gum to the Lakanto, it’ll prevent it from crystalizing and turning grainy as it cools. Your mix while heating will also look gloopy and caramely and become very obvious when it’s thick and ready for pecans.

    And I went with 6oz of pecans in 12 silicone cupcake cups (individual replacements for cupcake paper and won’t stick) because my wife likes them more nutty and less caramely 🙂

    And I went with 1/4 cup of Golden Lakanto because, well, more than that is insane LOL.

    Refrigerated overnight made them much firmer and they were absolute heaven the next morning! This was way better than the old way I made sweetened pecans.

  • Krista

    Just made these and they are heaven!! Even my son and husband loved them. I used classic monkfruit because that’s what I had on hand
    Will def make again!!

  • Lori

    I love our Savannah pecan pralines and you knocked it out of the park with this keto version!

  • Kim

    Made these tonight and they were absolutely incredible. Thank you!

  • Jill

    Made these last night (1/10/22). I followed the directions, but they did not seem to set up like I thought they would. However, the flavor is delicious and I’ll definitely be making these again. I read through some of the previous comments, and I’ll try cooking the sauce longer. Thanks for the recipe for this easy treat!!

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