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My auntie passed down this recipe and I thought I had lost it. So glad I found something similar. This one is even better!

Southern Belle’s No-Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies Recipe

Introduction

Indulge in a taste of nostalgia with our No-Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies, a cherished family recipe that brings together the rich flavors of toasted pecans, sweet coconut, and praline goodness. These delightful treats require no oven time, making them perfect for warm summer days or anytime you crave a simple and delicious dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups toasted pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Prepare Workspace:
  • Lay out a couple of sheets of wax paper on your countertop where the cookies will set.
  1. Cooking the Mixture:
  • In a medium-sized pot, combine sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, butter, and salt.
  • Stir the mixture over medium heat until the butter melts and all ingredients are well-mixed.
  1. Boil and Stir:
  • Allow the mixture to come to a full boil, then let it bubble for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will create the perfect praline consistency.
  1. Remove from Heat:
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Stir in the toasted pecans, shredded coconut, and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
  1. Form the Cookies:
  • Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the wax paper. Don’t worry about shaping them perfectly; their rustic look adds to their charm!
  1. Cooling:
  • Let the cookies cool until they are firm to the touch, which usually takes about 20-30 minutes.

Variations & Tips

  • Toasted Pecans: For a richer flavor, toast the pecans in a dry pan over medium heat before chopping. Keep them moving to prevent burning; they’re ready when they release a heavenly aroma.
  • Chocolate Addition: If you love chocolate, mix in a half-cup of chocolate chips once the mixture has slightly cooled, or drizzle melted chocolate over the set cookies.
  • Dietary Substitutions: Substitute evaporated milk with coconut milk and use a dairy-free butter alternative for a dairy-free version.
  • Storage: Keep the cookies fresh in an airtight container. In hot and humid weather, store them in the refrigerator for better shelf life.
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Enjoy!

Savor the joy of our No-Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies, each bite a taste of tradition and Southern sweetness. Serve them alongside a cup of coffee or as part of a delightful dessert spread for a touch of old-fashioned charm.