4 words. Heaven. In. A. Jar.
If you don’t know what praline butter or paste is, it’s basically some nuts, usually hazelnuts and/or almonds that are caramelized and then ground to a smooth paste. This stuff is crazy good. It makes a base for many desserts or chocolate candies. I previously released two recipes that feature praline paste, but both used white sugar. So I went back to testing with healthier sweeteners.
First, I went with coconut sugar. It didn’t work. Why? Because coconut sugar burns at a lower temperature than most sugars. It’s okay for baked goods, but not to make caramel. Then I tried with maple syrup and it worked! I can honestly say I taste no difference in flavor between the one made with white sugar and the one made with maple syrup.
It starts with the nuts that you roast in the oven for about 12 minutes. What’s great about this recipe is that you can customize it to your liking. For a classic praline flavor I used half almonds and half hazelnuts, but you can use other nuts: pistachios, peanuts, pecans, cashews, or even pine nuts!…