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Sugar Free Pecan Pralines

These super easy pecan pralines are the perfect crunchy sweet treat! Pralines are a favorite old-timey candy!

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These super easy pecan pralines are the perfect crunchy sweet treat! Pralines are a favorite old-timey candy!


INSPIRATION

Not too long ago, Dylan and I took a trip to Savannah, Georgia. We loved EVERYTHING about that city. It was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been, the food was great, the people were friendly, and best of all… there were candy stores everywhere! I mean EVERYWHERE! 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 eating keto. If we were to go back now, it would (probably) go a little different. 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

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 with monk fruit 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.

STEPS

The first step, shown in photo one, to creating these precious pralines is to roast the pecans for ten minutes at 300 degrees. Then, as shown in photo two, combine sweetener, butter, cinnamon, heavy cream, and vanilla extract into a saucepan and stir over medium heat until sweetener is completely dissolved. Then, remove the mixture from photo two from the heat and stir in the pecans and salt, as seen in photo three. The mixture will begin to thicken up fairly quickly, so you will want to act fast. Finally, as seen in photo four, spoon the mixture into your muffin cups and refrigerate for about 10 minutes or until the pralines become firm. Once you take your pralines out of the refrigerator, you’ll notice that they are much lighter than when they went in. Don’t worry, that is normal.

As usual, we used Monk Fruit for this recipe. Monk Fruit is our favorite sweetener because it has no aftertaste, it it zero calorie, and it has a ratio of 1:1 to sugar. However, if you choose to use another sweetener, then only use 1/3 of a cup of sweetener instead of 1/2 cup as listed in the recipe.

These super easy pecan pralines are the perfect crunchy sweet treat! Pralines are a favorite old-timey candy!

Nutrition (per praline) 12 servings

Calories: 141 | Fat: 15g | Carbs: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.66g | Protein: 1g | Net Carbs: 0.84g

These super easy pecan pralines are the perfect crunchy sweet treat! Pralines are a favorite old-timey candy!

 

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P.S If you love this low carb candy then you’ll also love these addicting low carb sea salt peanut clusters!

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Sugar-Free Pecan Pralines


  • Author: Kasey
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Pralines
  • Category: Desserts, Sweet
  • Cuisine: Southern

Description

These super easy pecan pralines are the perfect crunchy sweet treat! Pralines are a favorite old-timey candy!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup monk fruit, or 1/3 if using other sweetener (swerve, erythitol)
  • 1/3 cup butter, unsalted
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and place pecans on a sheet pan. Toast for 10 minutes and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, combine sweetener, butter, cinnamon, heavy cream, ad vanilla. Slowly stir until sweetener is dissolved and a deep golden brown color.
  3.  Remove mixture from heat and immediately stir in the pecans and salt.
  4.  Line silicone muffin cups into a muffin pan and quickly drop spoonfuls into cups. Add to freezer until firm, only about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. You can also line parchment paper onto a cookie sheet and drop spoonfuls on the cookie sheet. Up to you!
  2. Store in airtight container in fridge.
  3. The mixture is dark in color but it will become light once it’s firms in freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Makes 12 Pecan Pralines
  • Calories: 141
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 0.84
  • 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.

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8 thoughts on “Sugar Free Pecan Pralines”

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

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