Coconut Pecan Pralines

Coconut Pecan Pralines:

2 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. evaporated milk
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. chopped pecans
2 c. shredded coconut

how to make it

Combine coconut and pecans in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, evaporated milk, light corn syrup, and butter. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil. Stirring constantly, set timer and allow to boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, and coconut-pecan mixture. Mix well and continue stirring for about 5 minutes, or until mixtures starts to cool and thicken a bit. Drop onto wax paper by heaping teaspoonfuls. Allow to cool and set completely at room temperature. Once set, store in refrigerator.

Yield: Approximately 36 pralines.