What is not to love about a praline made with just about any type of nut? It’s a delicious treat since it is sweet, crunchy, and has a delightful taste of caramel. It would seem perfect until you realize that it has high carbs, which wouldn’t be good for your health. That’s why we bring you a Keto version of this yummy dessert that’s sugar-free and low in carbs. Follow our step-by-step guide to make a perfect Keto Pecan Pralines Recipe.
Keto Pecan Pralines Recipe – Getting Started
Making this caramel – Keto Pecan Pralines Recipe recipe may sound like it is very difficult to make just by the look of it, but once you read this recipe your mind will be blown at how easy it is. You will be making it every day as a sugar-free treat or as a gift for all your family gatherings. And if you didn’t know you can even put these keto pecan pralines in a dinner salad. It will give it just the right crunch and sweet kick we all love.
Now we don’t even need to mention how it is the greatest addition to any dessert such as cheesecakes, favorite ice creams or a creme brulee. The possibilities are endless. Go crazy with it!
This pralines recipe uses pecans, however you can use just about any nut you want or like. Such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pistachios. You name it… It will be absolutely delicious. Plus, it takes just a few ingredients which we already have in our kitchen to achieve this delicious treat. All of this, without the carbs, the sugar and the fat.
Compared to the original pecan pralines recipe, the Keto Pecan Pralines Recipe is guilt-free for those of you following a healthy regime. They are low carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free and super yummy. But don’t take our word for it. It will only take 15 minutes of your time to try.
4 tbsp unsalted butter (1/2 stick softened)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup monk fruit granulated sweetener (or more as desired)
1/4 cup teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans – toasted
Preparation: 8 servings (15 minutes)
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside until ready
In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix your unsalted butter, heavy cream, monk fruit granulated sugar, and salt and bring all to a boil.
When all your ingredients start to boil, use a whisk and frequently mix all the ingredients until the mixture becomes foamy texture, thicker and a shade of light tan. This should happen after 5 minutes.
Tip: If you have a thermometer, you can use it to get the temp to 290 F before turning it off. This will help with the next process in making the pecan pralines.
Once the buttery mixture reaches the desired temperature, remove the pan from the heat and quickly move to the next step.
Immediately, add your chopped pecans and stir them all together to coat them entirely.
Using a spatula, pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it all into an even layer.
Tip: For better results when breaking them into pieces, make the layer as thick as 1/4 inch.
Let your salted caramel-pecan pralines stand at room temperature and allow them to completely cool down. Once done, break into 8 pieces and voila… Bon Appetit!
We doubt you will have any leftovers after the family catches a whiff of these pecan pralines. But if you do, it’s recommended not to place the pecan pralines in the refrigerator because the humidity will dissolve the caramel and it will lose that crunch we love so much. It’s better if the pecan pralines are stored at room temperature in a ziplock bag and once ready to eat remove them and enjoy! They can also be stored in the freezer for longer and will hold the test of staying crunchy. In any way, we hope you enjoy them!
Net Carb: 1g
Total fat: 16g