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!
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!
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.
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:
- Roast the pecans for ten minutes at 300 degrees.
- Combine sweetener, butter, cinnamon, heavy cream, and vanilla extract into a skillet or saucepan and stir over medium heat until sweetener is completely dissolved.
- Let mixture cook until well thickened; be sure to stir constantly to avoid burning.
- Add in roasted pecans.
- Stir so that all pecans are coated with mixture. You will want to act fast as the mixture will begin to firm quickly.
- Spoon the mixture into your muffin cups and refrigerate for about 10 minutes or until the pralines become firm.
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!
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!
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RECOMMENDED TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING THESE SUGAR FREE PECAN PRALINES (KETO, LOW CARB):
- 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.
- Lakanto Golden Sweetener – Remember you can buy this HERE and use our code ‘buttertogether’ for 20% your entire order!
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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SOME OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT ENJOY:
- 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
- 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!
- Store in airtight container in fridge.
Nutrition Information:Yield: About 12 Serving Size: 1 Praline
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 141 Total Fat: 15g Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 0.84g Fiber: 0.66g Protein: 1g
Nutritional Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy. The information provided is calculated through a free-web based nutrition calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To ensure we provide you with good information, we look at a variety of calculators.