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Chocolate Peppermint Pralines

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen


12 pralines

Prep Time

2 Minutes

Cooking Time

3 Minutes

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Classic pecan pralines get a holiday makeover with chocolate and peppermint. These smooth, fudgy chocolate pralines are as easy to make as they are to eat.

Recipe Notes

*Chocolate Peppermint Sugar is a limited-time offer during the holiday season. Missed out? Look out for it next year in-store and online!


½ cup brown sugar, packed

⅓ cup heavy cream

¼ cup salted butter

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

1 ½ cups toasted pecan halves

¼ cup chopped peppermint chocolate

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Chocolate Peppermint Sugar

    Only available during the holiday & winter season, this specialty sugar tastes like a mint brownie in a bottle. Bold peppermint meets velvety B...

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  • Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

    Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. As with all our vanil...

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Step 1: Boil & stir

In a medium pot, bring brown sugar, Chocolate Peppermint Sugar, heavy cream, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Boil for exactly 1 min. (set a timer!) stirring continuously. Moving quickly, stir in powdered sugar and Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract. Once combined, stir in pecans.

Step 2: Scoop & garnish

Scoop 12 mounds onto a piece of parchment paper. While still sticky and slightly warm, sprinkle with peppermint chocolate. Allow to cool and set for 15 min. Serve or store at room temperature.