This cinnamon praline bark has an irresistible soft crunch loaded with toasted pecans. You won’t be able to stop munching!
Candy Thermometer? NEVER.
Traditional pralines are made by bringing sugar, butter and nuts to a exact temperature for a specific amount of time to achieve the right consistency. I don’t know about you, but using a candy thermometer is just way too complicated for me, lol. I’m more of a mix it and chill it kinda gal right now.
So that’s another of the 10000 reasons why I LOVE THIS RECIPE. (Can you tell I’m excited about this one?? haha) Precision NOT needed. This is another SIMPLE recipe (just like my Peanut Butter Bark) where you melt everything together. Literally takes 2 minutes to put together. Then you pop it in the freezer to set. Quick and easy! YESSS.
Have you ever walked past one of those kiosks in the mall where they sell freshly roasted nuts, coated in sugar and cinnamon and who knows what other crack-like substances lol. The SMELL lures you in, right?? This is kinda the same thing, but so much healthier 🙂
So, for the BEST flavor and texture, TOAST your pecans. Super easy. You can do this two ways: in an oven at 375 degrees for about 7 to 10 minutes, or –what I do– toast them a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes (or until your kitchen is filled with an irresistible toasted pecan smell.) The aroma is absolutely divine. Since I learned about toasting my pecans, I never eat them raw anymore. There is just NO COMPARISON.
Show me the Magic
So what’s the magical ingredient combination this time to impart that praline-esque goodness (WITHOUT the 2 cups of sugar and butter??) It’s cashew butter and coconut oil! Plus a pinch of pure stevia extract to sweeten. SO YUMMY! You’ve gotta try it, friends. Seriously one of my favorite recipes!!