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Black Walnut Pralines are light golden brown dollops of rich candy all sitting in a forest green glass bowl. A square photo with raisins sprinkled around.
5 from 3 votes

Black Walnut Pralines

Black Walnut Pralines are a wonderful twist on the traditional Pecan Praline and they melt in your mouth.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Candy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 36 Candies
Calories 97kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup almond creamer
  • 3 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract


  • Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Butter the sides of a 2 qt. saucepan.
  • Combine the creamer and both sugars in the pot.
  • Stir the sugar to melt and cook over medium hi heat to boiling - stirring (almost) constantly.
  • This takes about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Clip on a candy thermometer.
  • Cook over medium heat to 234 degrees - soft ball stage.  This takes about 10 to 18 minutes.  This mixture should boil at a moderate rate.
  • Remove saucepan from the heat and drop in the butter. Do NOT stir.
  • Cool, without stirring to about 150 degrees.  This takes about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the thermometer and stir in the vanilla, walnuts and raisins.
  • Stir about 30 seconds.  Drop by heaping tablespoons full onto parchment paper.
  • The candy may stiffen while you work and you can add a little bit of water.  Stir again and drop again until all the candy pralines are done.
  • Let set and when firm pack into an airtight container.


Serving: 1Candy | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg