No matter how you say it, pralines are a southern staple that you can't resist, especially on National Praline Day. From almonds to pecans and white sugar to brown, this sweet treat has come a long way since 1750 Louisiana.

Pralines cooling at Savannah's Candy Kitchen
Credit: Meg McKinney

As a child, I could often be found with a praline in my hand. I was even known to fall asleep with a half-eaten praline in my mouth. Now that I am older, there are even more ways to enjoy my favorite dessert. Here are four of my favorite recipes that celebrate the praline:


1. Start National Praline Day off right with Praline-Pecan French Toast.

2. Add a little fruit to your praline with Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline-Pecan Streusel.

3. The Praline Pull-Apart Bread is something to snack on throughout the day.

4. As a final treat to yourself, the Praline-Crusted Cheesecake is the perfect end to this perfect day.

If you want the sweet taste of a praline without all the work, here are a few famous kitchens that will ship them right to your door.

1. Savannah's Candy Kitchen Savannah, GA

2. Leah's Pralines New Orleans, LA

3. Leon's Candy Nashville, TN