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Maple Syrup Pralines

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Yield: Makes 1-1/2-2 dozen.

Very sweet candies for a special treat.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup dark maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup pecans or cashews, coarsely chopped

Instructions:

Bring sugar, syrup, and cream to a boil and continue boiling until mixture reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer (or until a bit of syrup dropped into cold water forms a medium-firm ball). Remove from heat, let mixture cool slightly, and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy. Add flavorings and beat again until well blended. Stir in nuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and allow to set before removing.
Updated Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
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