Monday, December 7, 2015

Coconut Pralines #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Take a sweet pecan praline and add some coconut for a delicious candy that is easy to make and perfect for wrapping up to bring along to your holiday parties. If you can bear to share them.

Christmas Week is possibly my favorite blogger event because our host, Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic is the best and I love cooking and baking along with this fabulous merry band. The enthusiasm and camaraderie in our Facebook group makes it a fun place to hang out. And the deliciousness that is shared all week PLUS the giveaways always makes this week a favorite with readers as well!

So, without further ado, welcome to Day 1 of the fourth annual Christmas Week! This year we have 36 bloggers sharing festive sweet recipes for the event. Plus we all chipped in for a huge Amazon Gift Card Giveaway so be sure to scroll down to the rafflecopter to enter!

I am not a big sweet eater but anything caramel or praline is one of my big exceptions. These things are easy to make and even easier to eat. Make a batch and see if you don't agree with me!

Ingredients- For about 3 dozen pralines
2 1/2 cups or 500g sugar
1/2 cup or 120ml milk
1/2 cup or 120ml corn syrup
1/2 cup or 113g butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups or 270g chopped pecans
2 cups or 175g sweetened shredded coconut

Method
In a bowl, combine coconut and pecans; set aside. Line a pan with nonstick aluminum foil, wax paper or a silicone liner.

Put your sugar, milk, corn syrup, butter and salt in a medium-sized pot and stir well to combine.

Cook over a medium-high heat and continue stirring until the mixture comes to a full rolling boil.



Let it boil while stirring for 5 minutes. If you want to use a candy thermometer, you are looking for the mixture to reach almost 230°F or 110°C.

Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract, then tip in the coconut/pecan mixture and stir well until everything is coated with the syrup.



Drop the mixture by large spoonfuls on your lined pan.



Leave to cool until the pralines harden completely.  This could take several hours or even overnight, depending on the temperature of your home.



Enjoy! And don't forget to scroll down to enter the giveaway!



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