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Top down view of easy peanut pralines on a plate and flaky sea salt scattered.
Easy Peanut Pralines
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Cooling time:
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

These Easy Peanut Pralines require no candy thermometer and 10 ingredients to make the most addictive candy you'll have ever had!

Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy candy, peanut pralines
Servings: 28
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • cups (275g) packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream
  • teaspoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1⅔ cups (165g) powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • cups (225g) salted cocktail peanuts
  • flaked sea salt for garnish, optional
  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax or parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter and peanut butter over medium-low heat.

  3. Stir in brown sugar, cream, corn syrup, and salt. Turn heat up to medium and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer at low speed until smooth. Stir in peanuts.

  4. Let mixture stand for 5-10 minutes or until thick enough to drop with a spoon and hold its shape. Stir occasionally while cooling.

  5. Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon drop mixture on prepared pan and immediately sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Let stand until firm (2+hours). Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes
  1. Have all your ingredients measured and ready to go. When making candy it is important to have all your ingredients ready to go. Many recipes go very quickly and you don't have time to measure things as you go. This recipe is a little more forgiving but I still like to have everything ready.
  2. Please follow the recipe. I know it sounds silly but it is important when making candy. If you cook it too long or on a higher heat the candy could turn out differently.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon. For neat looking pralines use a cookie scoop. I used a tablespoon but I prefer the look of a cookie scoop. Really it comes down to personal preference. Either way, you are looking for about 1 Tablespoon of candy mixture per candy.
  4. Store in an airtight container. Keep these candies cool and in an airtight container for best results. If they get to warm pop them into the fridge to harden if necessary.
  5. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Peanut Pralines
Amount Per Serving (1 candy)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 112IU2%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.