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Keto Pecan Pralines

This delicious keto pecan pralines recipe is a sugar-free version of the classic Southern candy you get in New Orleans.

They are low carb pralines that are easy to make with just a few ingredients—sugar-free sweeteners, butter, heavy cream, and pecans!

It’s a pecan praline recipe that clocks in at only 1.6 net carbs per serving. Plus, this sugar-free pralines recipe is done in under 25 minutes, making it perfect as a last-minute easy low carb dessert!

They are my family’s absolute favorite keto candy, even for those who are not following a keto diet. Yup, it will fool your tastebuds too.

If you’re a fan of pecans, then you’ll love our recipe for Keto Pumpkin Pecan Pie and our Keto German Chocolate Cake too.

Keto Pecan Pralines

Easy Keto Pralines
Easy Keto Pralines

Traditional pralines are made with brown sugar, butter, milk, and pecans that are simmered to a low boil until they have a light brown color to create a nutty candy cluster.

They can also be made with other nuts, such as almonds or walnuts.

While sugar is the main ingredient in traditional pralines, if you are on a sugar-free diet, you can now enjoy a creamy pecan pralines recipe without a sugar spike.

This keto praline recipe uses a combination of granulated sugar substitute and allulose as the sweetener.

Allulose is a naturally occurring sugar found in certain fruits and is low on the glycemic index. This makes it a great keto alternative to other sugars.

You’ll be happy to know that pecans are high in healthy monounsaturated fats and therefore are great as a keto snack.

Ingredients Needed For Keto Pralines

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keto pralines in white parchment paper
keto pralines on white parchment paper

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The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make keto-friendly pralines. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.

How To Make Keto Pecan Pralines

keto pecan pralines process collage
keto pecan pralines process collage

Making these keto pralines is very straightforward and similar to the original pecan pralines recipe many of us grew up making.

It’s a recipe where the caramel type sauce cooks quickly, so it’s crucial that you have all your ingredients measured out and ready to go to avoid burning your sauce.

You’ll start by toasting your pecans in the oven by placing them on a prepared baking sheet and baking for 10 minutes (flipping halfway through) until toasted; set aside once done.

Alternatively, you can also toast the raw pecans in a large skillet on the stovetop if you prefer. If you go this route, you will need to do this step first before making the caramel sauce.

While your pecans are baking, you can prepare your sugar-free praline sauce. The recipe has been well-tested using an erythritol blend and allulose. Choose these same sweeteners for the same results.

What I found is that these two sugar substitutes work together to give the pralines their classic texture, and since allulose isn’t as sweet, it ensures that the recipe isn’t cloyingly sweet.

You’ll start by whisking together the sweeteners, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and then raising the temperature to medium-high heat.

Add the baking soda and allow the mixture to cook until it foams, turns a golden brown color, and is well combined for about 7 minutes.

Then, you’ll remove the sauce from the heat and add the butter, stirring until it’s melted and thoroughly combined.

Next, you’ll toss in your toasted pecans. Stir until the pecans are all coated well, and then, using a spoon, drop them in clusters in a single layer onto your parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

I then sprinkle the tops of the pralines with a few sea salt flakes that give them an extra boost in flavor.

All that’s left is patiently waiting for them to cool completely before enjoying them!

Store your leftover praline pecans in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days or refrigerate for up to seven days.

This low-carb pecan pralines recipe can be enjoyed as a simple treat or on top of some keto vanilla ice cream for an extra special keto dessert!

keto pralines on white decorative plate on red plaid napkin with more pralines in background
keto pralines on a decorative plate on a red plaid napkin with more pralines in background

Best Sugar Substitutes For Sugar-Free Pralines

I have a couple of options when it comes to which low-calorie sweetener you can use for this sugar-free pralines recipe. Lakanto Monk Fruit is my favorite since the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to natural sugar.

You can also use Swerve granulated sugar substitute, which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto, it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0% impact on blood sugar.

This is a major plus when doing a keto diet.

The recipe also uses Allulose. I find that using some allulose prevents the sauce from crystallizing quickly.

I am recommending the use of only an erythritol blend and allulose. I do not believe you will get the same results with other types of sugar substitutes.

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Keto Pecan Pralines

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These keto pecan pralines are just as tasty as New Orleans ' famous confections. They are rich, buttery super easy to make.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Toast the pecan halves by preheating the oven to 300 degrees, placing the pecan halves on a baking sheet in a single layer, and toasting for 10 minutes, turning them over at the 5-minute mark. Allow to cool and set them aside. Alternatively, roast on the stovetop over medium-high heat in a large shallow skillet. (about 5 minutes).
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat on the stovetop the heavy cream, sugar substitutes, salt, and vanilla extract, being sure to whisk occasionally. Add the baking soda and allow the mixture to cook until it foams, turns a golden color, and is well combined. (about 7 minutes)
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, add butter, and stir until the butter melts completely into the mixture and is well combined.
  5. Next, stir in the toasted pecans. Stir the pecans until they are all well coated and the mixture cools.
  6. Using two spoons, drop the prepared praline mixture onto the parchment-lined baking sheets.
  7. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt flakes.
  8. Allow the pralines to cool completely before enjoying. The pralines are ready when you can easily lift them from the pan for about 10 minutes.
  9. Store the pralines at room temperature and eat within two days. You can store it for up to a week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 6.3gNet Carbohydrates: 1.6gFiber: 4.7 gSugar: 1.6gProtein: 4.8g

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