Praline Pecan Crunch

Recreating Family Recipes: Praline Pecan Crunch

Week 1: Praline Pecan Crunch

I remember getting home from school and just smelling my mom’s Praline Pecan Crunch! My mom would make this every few years for the bridge group and she would always let us sneak some before, during, and after the party. Now, beware, this recipe isn’t the healthiest. It is definitely just as addictive as homemade Chex mix. My husband, who is not a fan of sweets loved this recipe! I updated the recipe slightly, it looks like the Quaker box has gained a few ounces of cereal over the years. Also, in the ingredient photo, the pregnancy brain was in full firing mode, but good thing I caught it before mixing. Make sure to use BAKING SODA not Baking Powder.

The start of the 52 weeks of recreating family recipes has been so much fun. I am excited to share more with all of you. There is something so comforting about bringing back the past. Enjoy my mom’s Praline Pecan Crunch! The recipe can be downloaded below and you can also the step by step in the video.

This recipe has definitely stood the test of time.

Praline Pecan Crunch

Praline Pecan Crunch

Serving Size:
75 minutes


  • 1 box Quaker Oat Cereal Squares
  • 2 cups Pecan Pieces
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 5 Tbls Butter
  • 1 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda


  1. Heat Oven to 250 degrees
  2. Combine cereal and pecans in a 13×9 inch pan and set aside.
  3. Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Stir.
  5. Microwave on high for another 60 seconds or until boiling.
  6. Stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  7. Pour the liquid mixture of the cereal mixture and stir well.
  8. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

Video: Praline Pecan Crunch in action

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