I still have fond memories of my Great-Great Aunt Stella making pralines on a weekly basis. I was barely tall enough to reach the table, but I would stand there patiently for those scrumptous southern favorites to cool down. I decided I would try a raw version of this delicious treat and see how it would come out. To my surprise it was very very good. Check out the recipe below.
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 2 dashes salt
- 12 pitted medjool dates
- 1 1/3 cup cashew nut milk
- 4 tbsp coconut butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup pecans
Blend all of the ingredients ,except the pecans,in a high speed blender. After blending put the creamy mixture into a bowl and blend in the pecans with a spoon until well mixed. Then spoon up mixture onto parch paper. Dehydrate on 115 degrees for approximately 6 hours. Or just freeze the mixture for a couple of hours. Both versions came out delicious!
dehydrated vs frozen
UPDATE: I decided to take the dehydrated praline and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours to harden
it some more. Well it kept it's caramel color ,but it harden perfectly.This was the closest technique to obtain the original cooked praline texture and taste.