I am a huge fan of traditional southern pralines. They’re soft, buttery, gooey, chewy, and completely loaded with sugar. And they could not be easier to make — you can whip these up in less than 15 minutes. Definitely right up my alley! I was so excited when we learned to make pralines a few weeks ago at the New Orleans School of Cooking, and I couldn’t wait to get home and try some of the variations tossed around in the class with a room full of foodies.
I knew the first one I had to attempt. Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat Pralines.
Definitely give these a try at home so you can taste one when they’re warm and fresh — that’s when pralines really shine.
These are so quick and easy to make, it’s dangerous. Try one this weekend!
- 1½ cups white sugar
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup milk
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1½ cups Rice Krispies
- Lay out a large sheet of waxed paper and spray with cooking spray. Make sure to do this before starting to cook the pralines.
- Combine the sugars, milk, butter and vanilla extract in a large pot, at least 4 quarts, over medium-high heat. When it comes to a boil, stir constantly for 3 minutes while the mixture is bubbling. In the last 20 seconds, stir in peanut butter.
- Remove from heat and stir constantly until the mixture thickens and becomes creamy and cloudy. Stir in Rice Krispies, then spoon out onto the greased waxed paper.
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