Pink Pralines (candied almonds or 'pralines roses') are a specialty from Lyon, France. A real treat to be used as candies, or to be used in Praline Tarts. Making Pink Pralines is fun and definitely cheaper.
About this recipe
Here's a very typical recipe from Lyonnais, a city in Central/East France where I lived for many years when I was a student
You may actually find them online, but they can be very expensive
I make them not only because it's cheaper, but also because I find it fun
That's a candy that you can actually use as a treat, and these candies can also be used in specialty desserts such as the "Tarte à la praline" or Praline Tart (HERE)
Pink Pralines are more than a simple candy in Lyon, they are a real cult !
If you visit Lyon, you will notice those candies pretty much in every pastry shop
32 Rue de Brest
In the "Halles" (upper end Market), lots of shops offer them, like here, the Maison Victoire
I also recommend to try the Praline Sablés by the Maison Jocteur
Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
102 Cours Lafayette
Modifications to the original recipe
● I prefer using a saucepan, and not a skillet as I learned at Bocuse school
● I also use Almond Extract, which is not in the original recipe
Here's the recipe video:
There you go!
To be stored in an airtight container