New Orleans Pecan Pralines

Course : Candy
Serves: 1 1/2 dozen
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2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 cups mixed pecans -- (pieces and halves)
1 teaspoon butter

Preparation / Directions:

Combine sugar and water in a 2 quart saucepan; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in pecans. Cook until mixture reaches the soft ball stage (235 degrees). Remove from heat. Stir in butter. Immediately drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm.

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