Happy Mardi Gras, ya’ll! 🙂 Today is Fat Tuesday and in its’ honor I bring you a special treat – praline coated oreos. I spotted this on Pinterest recently and after checking out the attached recipe, I decided to do it my own way.
I’m kind of weird about my pralines. I don’t like those hard, dark-colored ones. The pralines we (my mom and I) make are soft and creamy. So rather than try someone else’s recipe and risk being disappointed, I stuck with what I know. These were pretty simple to make, just make sure you let your praline “sauce” (for lack of a better word) thicken some. I did some before it really thickened and they were a sticky mess. Still tasted good though! But the ones I did once it thickened were perfect. So make sure to reach that soft ball stage and beat a little!
Note: do not attempt pralines on a rainy day!
Praline Coated Oreos
1 stick butter
3 cups white sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg oreos
chopped pecans for topping – I used honey sugared pecans for a little extra fun
In a large heavy-bottomed pot, bring the butter, sugar and evaporated milk to a boil, stirring well to incorporate. Continue stirring often until it gets to the soft ball stage, then remove from heat and add the vanilla. Start whipping the liquid until it thickens some, then quickly begin dipping the oreos and placing them on waxed paper. Make sure no kids are around because this stuff is HOT!
Before they start to harden, sprinkle the chopped pecans on top of each cookie.