Pralines 6

1 pkg dark brown sugar
1/2 cup undiluted canned milk
1/4 lb margarine
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup pecans (broken up if big)

On medium fire, stir sugar and milk until sugar melts. When syrup runs in a thread from spoon (about 2 minutes after it comes to a boll), test by dropping a little into a small amount of water.

When syrup forms a soft ball, remove from fire. Add margarine and vanilla immediately. Stir in pecans. Have a large piece of wax paper, spread out. Drop candy on it from end of spoon. Work fast. ( keep the can of milk handy and add a spoonful if candy begins to harden too fast).

Makes about 60 small ones.

This recipe can be halved using 1 cup solid packed sugar.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana