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Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

My Holiday Pecan Praline Cookies are a cross between a bar, a cookie, and a pecan pie — and just the thing you need to make during this holiday season!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 squares
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 18-20 whole graham crackers (about 2 sleeves), store bought or home made
  • 1 ½ cups (9oz/255g) (9oz/270g) dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ cups (12oz/340g) (12oz/360g) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) pecans, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180°C). Line a sheet pan (13x18) with foil allowing the foil to overhang pan by a few inches on the long sides.

  2. Place graham crackers in single layer on prepared pan. Cover the entire pan. You will have to cut a few of the crackers to fit.
  3. Melt butter in a medium-size saucepan. Add brown sugar and whisk mixture together over medium heat. Stir continuously until sugar is fully incorporated. At first the butter and sugar will seem to separate. Just keep whisking till smooth.
  4. Bring mixture to a rolling boil, add pecans and continue cooking, stirring frequently for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Be careful as mixture will bubble furiously when you add the vanilla.
  5. Working quickly, pour mixture over graham crackers and spread to cover with a knife.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes. The entire surface should be bubbly. If not, bake it for bit longer. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

  7. Using foil, transfer bars to a large cutting board and cut into squares. Allow to cool completely before serving. 

  8. Cover and store at room temperature in an airtight container for 3-5 days.