To commemorate Cinco de Mayo, I decided to make pralines. In doing my research, most of the recipes were marked as “difficult.” Who do they think has the time or patience for difficult? Instead, try these cheater pralines. All the flavor and fiesta; no candy thermometers or perfect humidity required. These would probably also be really good in a salad or on top of ice cream!
For other festive Mexican inspired recipes, try these or search labels for "Mexican":
Feliz cumpleaños Catherine!
1. 2 cups pecan halves
2. 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3. 4 Tbsp heavy cream
4. 1 tsp vanilla
6. Cooking spray like Pam
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl combine ingredients #1-4, stir, sprinkle with cinnamon, and stir again. Spread into a square baking pan, sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until coating is dry, and slightly crystallized, stirring once. Remove from oven to cool and stir once more. If not serving immediately, store in an airtight container.