No Bake Praline Cookies
These No Bake Praline Cookies taste almost identical to pralines but are way easier. You might not want to share these with anyone. They’re just too good!
Pralines have long time been one of my very favorite treats. I crave them. Like all the time.
Recently I went to a certain gourmet store – well, gourmet for this small town girl, that is. Anywho, while I was there – I spotted a basket full of these amazing looking pralines beside the cash register. Instant craving hit. I had to buy one! And for $3 a pop, I expected it to be ah-mazing. I couldn’t even wait til I got home to eat it, I was unwrapping it as I was walking to the car. I took that first bite, a bite that should have been full of deliciousness. But sadly, it was not full of deliciousness. It didn’t even taste right. Immediately, I checked the ingredient label and to my surprise, they had almonds in them & not pecans!
Shouldn’t they have been labeled them ‘Almond Pralines’ or better yet – ‘Not Pralines’? Pralines have pecans! Isn’t that the whole point?
So, then I’m left craving a good praline even more – especially after my bite of that overly priced praline impostor.
I needed a praline. Actually needed. As in my basic needs for survival are now food, water, shelter, & pralines. I figured it was the perfect time to whip up a batch of one of my most favoritest easy desserts – one that tastes just like pralines. I mean, they are NOT pralines, but they taste like them and they are super duper easy. I’ve been known to eat the entire batch of – in like less than 24 hours. Oops.
Here’s what you need:
In a bowl, combine 2.5 cups of pecans & 2 cups of sweetened coconut flakes.
In a saucepan over medium high heat, stir together 2.5 cups sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup corn syrup, & a stick of butter.
Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil while stirring – once it’s been brought to a boil, continue to cook another 3 minutes while still stirring.
Remove the pot from the heat; stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract along with the coconut/pecan mixture.
Drop by tablespoonfuls on a piece of wax paper or non-stick cooking spray.
Let cool so that the cookies harden completely. Enjoy!
No Bake Praline Cookies
- 2.5 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 stick of salted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2.5 cups chopped pecans
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- In a bowl, combine coconut and pecans; set aside.
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, milk, corn syrup, & butter. Heat while stirring until the mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Let it boil while stirring for 3 minutes. Remove the pot from heat & stir in the vanilla extract along with the coconut/pecan mixture. Stir the mixture well to combine after you remove it from the heat.
- Drop by large spoonfuls on wax paper or nonstick aluminum foil. Allow to cool so that the cookies harden completely.
That looks absolutely delicious! Now I want to make some of these yummy cookies! I am a pecan lover too 🙂
Oh good grief,
someone did it to you and now you do it to us. The dreaded “praline or else” craving. OK, this recipe is just a little different than mine so I must try it. Right?? Pecans, coconut, sugar and butter. Perfect!1
Corn syrup, don’t forget the corn syrup 🙂
what does 2.5 cups of sugar mean?
Carol, that means 2 1/2 c. sugar. (Two and one half).
I can’t wait to try these no-bake praline cookies!
Wow! This cookie looks delicious!
My husband would LOVE these! Cookies with lots of coconut are totally his thing.
Can’t wait to try this recipe!
2/5 cup? I’ve never heard of that before. Is that a misprint?
Yes, that was a typo & has been corrected now! 2.5 cups of chopped pecans 🙂
Want your pralines to cool faster? Place several (many) layers of newspaper under your waxed paper or foil. It will absorb the heat and you can eat them sooner! Learned this from a lady with friends in Louisiana!
You are very wise! Thanks so much!!
These look delicious!!! Hope you dont mind had to share this with my Potluck friends on facebook. I posted your link I hope they enjoy your site as much as I do 🙂
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Do these have to be refrigerated or are they shelf stable?
They are shelf stable 🙂
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Is that evaporated or homogenized milk?
I used regular 1% milk.
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Can these be made with splenda.
Made these exactly as receipe is written. 3 min. on med low heat is not enough to harden praline. spooned them out on cookie sheet and they run . waited 3 hours and they never did harden. So I decided to scrap them off the cookie sheet and put them in a microwave save bowl.. Then I cooked them like I do my brown sugar fudge. Turn microwave on ten minutes and opened and stirred every 2 minutes.When done take them out and stir good and then proceed to scoup them onto the cookie sheet. Worked perfect and looked exactly like the picture on this page.
Omg..thank you for that tip. I did it and they look just like puc and delicious. I guess the key to these is to cook for a long while until they look like they are camilizing.
Mine did not harden, but I am going to try to fix them because the resulting goop is DELICIOUS.
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Can something be used in place of the coconut? (I don’t like shredded coconut)
No, the point of pralines is not having pecans. I’m sure Google will give you a perfect explanation.
I google it your wrong
If it doesn’t have pecans, it’s not a praline.
I made these per the instructions, and they didn’t harden – someone mentioned the same thing and they reboilded them. I did this and it worked!
3 minutes boiling time isn’t enough per my (and others’) experience. I will boil for 5-6 minutes – this also gives them a more golden color which looks more like pralines, and they set up beautifully. Delicious!
just cook them til they reach the soft ball stage – if you aren’t sure what this is, google it
Sounds Scrumptious. Going to try and make these into a healthy version. Many Blessings
Hi , can you spead them out using an off set spatula on a cookie sheet and then cut into bars? Thank you
I’ve never tried it this way but I don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t work.
FYI, no pralines are baked.
I, too, would like to know how to adjust recipe if not using the coconut. More pecans?
Yes, just add a bit more pecans.
These were really delicious . I found that putting them in the fridge to set is important. I cut the milk by half, and added more coconut. Using parchment paper, makes removal a breeze. ????
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I loved these “no bake” pralines because I love pralines and I love coconut, but just a few tidbits of information…YOU DON’T BAKE PRALINES! I make pralines regularly and I am from NOLA so mine are real, old fashion pralines (recipe passed down from my grandmother). They are made very similarly as these with a few differences in the ingredients (minus the coconut). So, if you want pralines, just find a good praline recipe! And, oh yeah, anytime you make any type of candy using a sugar and cream mixture, always boil until it reaches the “soft-ball” stage.
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I substituted crushed pretzels for the coconut. Sweet and salty. YUMMY!
These are A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can they be made and frozen? Will they taste the same and have the same consistency when thawed?
I’ve never tried, so I can’t really give an answer to this. If someone has tried it, would you perhaps let me know how it turned out?
Has anyone tried maple syrup instead of the corn syrup? I don’t like using corn syrup. Just wondering if it would get thick enough. I would use pure maple syrup and it is thick. Thanks in advance.
Just got finished making these! Not gonna lie, I ate a few hot ones 😂 I halved the recipe because I’m the only nut eater in the house and I absolutely love this recipe! It was very easy and the directions were specific and to the point! This is going into the favorites for sure!
So happy that you loved it so much, Bre… don’t burn your tongue!! lol 😉
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These pralines are a winner. Since they’re so low
In calories, (HAH), I used whipping cream instead o
Of milk. Yumm. Smooth and sooo sweet. I also
Tried 1/2 with pretzels for those strange folks
Who just “don’t like coconut?
I’m going to make these for my neighbors for
Christmas. They are easy and look so great in
a sweet box with shredded fill and a red ribbon
Thanks for a great recipe. My husband
Also loved them but said they were awfully sweet.
Well, I guess so! They taste too good to be healthy.
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