Thought this might get lost on the other thread, so her's the recipe I mentioned:
2 c sugar
1 tsp soda
1 c buttermilk (do not use powder)
1/2 tsp salt
2 T butter
2-1/2 C pecans
Line cookie sheets or large smooth surface with waxed paper.
In a large, heavy pan, combine sugar, soda, buttermilk and salt. Cook over medium heat to 210 degrees, stirring frequently and scraping pan. Add ba=utter and pecans and continue cooking and stirring until mixture reaches 234 degrees, about 5 minutes. Mixture will darken to similar to chocolate (this is not the light brown sugary type of praline in many Mexican restaurant).
Remove from heat and cool SLIGHTLY. Working quickly, drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.