When I think of Mardi Gras, I think gaudy, overdone, New Orleans. When I think of New Orleans, I can’t help but think of sinfully delicious food! One of my favorite sweets is a pecan praline. New Orleans happens to be the birthplace of the praline. If you’ve never had one of these southern treats, you must try one. They are divine!! If you have the perfect recipe, they are incredibly rich and will just melt in your mouth. I do happen to have that perfect recipe, but today I’m sharing a recipe for a pecan praline icing. It’s equally fantastic!
If you’re feeling up to it, you can make your own donut holes. I opted for store bought this go round.
Gather your ingredients:
5 tbsp butter
2 tbsp buttermilk
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
Melt butter over medium high heat. Add brown sugar and stir until combined. Add the buttermilk, sugars, and vanilla. Continue to stir over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and spoon praline sauce over donut holes. Add chopped pecans and allow to set for an hour.
Serve 5-6 in a large baking cup with a small wooden pick. Enjoy!