2 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups broken or chopped pecans
Add the 2 tablespoons butter but do not stir. Let cool without stirring to 150 degree. This should take about 30 minutes.
Remove candy thermometer from saucepan. Immediately stir in pecans and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until candy is just beginning to thicken but is still glossy. This should take 3 to 4 minutes.
Quickly drop the candy from a teaspoon onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. If the candy becomes too stiff to drop easily from the soon, stir in a few drops of hot water. Store tightly covered after pralines are firm.
Brown Sugar Pralines - Prepare Pralines as directed above, except substitute 1-cup light cream for the buttermilk.