New Orleans Pralines
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1-1/2 cups whole pecans, shelled
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
Combine ingredients except pecans and cook to softball stage.
Add 2 Tblsp butter and 1 tsp. vanilla.
Beat until creamy.
Add pecans and beat until gloss is gone.
Quickly drop by teaspoon on salted aluminum foil.
It hardens quickly, so don't dawdle.