1 cup whipping cream
1 box brown sugar (light or dark, whatever your preference)
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter
2 cups pecan pieces (not too small, preferably halves)
Stir together whipping cream and brown sugar in very large microwave safe mixing bowl.
Cook in microwave on High for 13 minutes.
Open microwave about half way through cooking time and give the mixture a stir or two to make sure it is mixed well.
When time is up, take bowl out of microwave, add butter and stir until butter is melted.
Add nuts, stir for a couple of minutes or so until mixture starts to thicken slightly.
Quickly drop by spoonfuls on a sheet of foil.
Allow pralines to cool completely and then put them in a covered container.
NOTE: If mixture is removed from bowl too quickly (too hot and shiny),
the pralines will be too thin and may remain sticky. If the first one
spreads out too much just put it back in the bowl and stir mixture for a
minute or so more. If mixture gets to cool (dull in appearance) before
it is spooned out on foil, it may become too firm to make individual
pralines, but it can always be broken into chunks and eaten. Less
attractive, but still good.
Chocolate lovers can add 1/2 cup
of chocolate chips to hot mixture along with the butter. The chips will
melt completely producing “chocolate pecan pralines.”