confections made from nuts

Praline is a confection made from nuts and sugar syrup. They may be in whole pieces or a ground powder. The powder is called "pralin". Belgian pralines are different. They have a hard chocolate shell with a softer, sometimes liquid, filling. French pralines are a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar. American pralines have milk or cream. They are therefore softer and creamier, like fudge.[1]

Freshly scooped American creamy pralines cooling on a marble slab; European pralines lack the cream
Place of originFrance
Main ingredientsChocolate, nuts, syrup
Pralin (crushed praline)


  1. "New York Food Journal Guide to New Orleans Street Food".