I found this praline recipe in an old Wilton candy book and thought it would be neat to try out with peanuts. I probably eat an unnatural amount of peanuts and peanut butter to be honest....but it's the good fats! Pecan pralines I can take or leave really. I don't mind pecans, but I don't crave them either. Peanut pralines, however, are like crack for me. Crack! Seriously, I found excuses to go to the kitchen to sneak nibbles. ;) I had to decide if it was safe to store the extras in the freezer for future desserts....or would I hear them calling to me....demanding I nosh.
This recipe is super easy to whip together and it doesn't take much time. The only thing special you need really is a candy thermometer.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup non fat evaporated milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 cups unsalted dry roasted peanuts
Combine the sugars and the milk in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture reaches 236 degrees. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peanuts. Continue to stir for a minute or so. Spread mixture out on a cookie sheet. Cool before breaking apart.
Another picture of my new addiction...