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Texas Pecan Praline Root Beer Float

My H-E-B Texas Life Magazine, November 2012


Quick and easy

Quick and easy

Quick and easy

Prep Time:

15 minutes


24 servings


1  c.  H-E-B Brown Sugar

1  c.  H-E-B Granulated Sugar

1/4  c. (1/2 stick)  H-E-B Butter

2  c.  pecan pieces

1  tsp.  vanilla flavoring

1/2  tsp.  cinnamon

1/2  c.  shredded coconut

•  H-E-B Root Beer Pure Cane Sugar Soft Drinks

•  H-E-B Creamy Creations 1905 Vanilla Ice Cream

•  H-E-B Whipped Topping


Spread a large sheet of foil on counter, spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Or, for perfectly shaped pralines, line a cupcake tin with paper liners and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Place 5 tablespoons of water in a 2-quart saucepan and heat until boiling. To the boiling water add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter. Boil 2 minutes or until mixture reaches 235°F on a candy thermometer.

Quickly remove from heat and add pecans, vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut; stir mixture for 15 to 30 seconds. Immediately drop by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheet or into cupcake tins and let cool. Once cool, serve as pralines or crush and use as a topping.

To assemble ice cream float: Fill a glass halfway with root beer, add two scoops vanilla ice cream, and dollop of whipped topping. Top with praline pieces.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 150, Total Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 5mg, Carbohydrates: 19g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g
My H-E-B Texas Life Magazine, November 2012

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