Sometimes a friend who works at one of the mills presents me with a bag of raw sugar. A spoonful of this sugar turns an ordinary cup of coffee into a spectacular one! It’s also great for making creamy pralines, that utterly sweet concoction that has long been one of my favorite candies
On our recent trip to Savannah, Georgia, one of the first things we did was stop at River Street Sweets and pick up a couple of classic southern pecan pralines. The sweet smell of caramel and fudge and chocolate beckons you in off the street and the moment you walk in the door you are offered samples of their famous pralines.
The classic pecan praline is my favorite, but you guys, you can also get a chocolate pecan praline too and they are divine. I’m going to have to try making those next.
There are actually two candy shops right there on River Street in Savannah, and I actually preferred the chocolate pecan pralines from Savannah Candy Kitchen, just down the block from River Street Sweets. But River Street Sweets made my favorite classic pecan pralines.
We even made multiple trips between the two stores over the weekend just to double-check. Because research. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.
I wanted to share southern pecan pralines as part of my American Eats series representing Georgia since it produces more pecans than any other state in the nation. If you love pecans, you might also want to try my classic pecan pie or these decadent pecan pie cheesecake bars.
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