Carolyn's Microwave Pralines
1 pound light brown sugar
1 8 oz. container regular Cool Whip
½ cup chopped pecans
Mix together well in a large bowl that can stand microwave heat. Suggested use is a 2 quart Pyrex measuring bowl with a handle. Microwave mixture on high for 5 minutes, remove from microwave and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Return to microwave for 6 minutes on high, remove from oven and stir until mixture loses gloss and begins to thicken. Turn out on a Silpat sheet or a very smooth surface that has been coated with cooking spray. DO NOT USE WAX PAPER—IT WILL MELT! Makes approximately 16 praline patties. Allow to cool thoroughly.