What does it take to make espresso caramel? A lot of good espresso. We took our creamy caramel to a new caffeine level by putting a tasteful amount of Nashville’s locally roasted, Bongo Java, espresso into our homemade creamy caramel recipe. This soft, creamy buttery caramel has the perfect flavor of espresso to get your sugar high and caffeine high all in one bite! You can also get these tasty little things hand-dipped in a fine swiss milk chocolate,Read More
Our homemade creamy caramel has a soft, buttery texture with hints of vanilla. This caramel doesn’t leave you with half of your candy stuck in your teeth but instead it will flood your taste buds leaving you wanting more. Always fresh and handcrafted. Order them online and they will be individually wrapped just waiting to be savored.Read More
Our classic creamy caramel topped with grey sea salt makes for a little heaven on earth. The sea salt- a natural flavor enhancer- enhances the sugary, buttery flavor of the caramel without making it too sweet and, if we do our job right, not too salty. Layering these flavors brings more use to our 5 taste buds leaving you with just the right amount of sweet and salty.Read More
The history of the Yia Yia’s chocolate praline…
It all began (well, not all. Read our “history” for more on the yesteryears of Leon’s family recipes) in 1994 when Leon and his wife Myrna decided to open a New Orleans style praline shop in the heart of downtown Nashville. It all started with the traditional, maple, flavored pecan pralines. Then as they grew, Leon began using a variety of different nuts with the same maple flavor that kept so many coming back for more.Read More
We take our creamy caramel and mix in a rich, decadent cocoa creating a grown up “tootsie roll” that will melt in your mouth. Order them online and you will get these delicious pieces of caramel wrapped in a wax paper just waiting to untwisted and enjoyed!
All of our candy is handmade from scratch and always fresh!
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What is a praline?
A question we get asked regularly, especially from those of a non southern decent. So we are here to clear things up and to get you informed on some of best, sweetest candy on earth! A praline, in short, is a sugar coated nut. Traditionally, a praline is a maple or brown sugar flavored confection made with pecans. Some pralines are simply a nut with a brown sugar coating around them while others,Read More
-by Mandy Hudson, Southern Living Magazine
Fresh candy made at Pralines by Leon draws sweet-toothed customers from Nashville and beyond.
Move over, Willy Wonka. That fictional character of candy-making fame can’t compete with the real deal. Tucked away on Nashville’s Second Avenue, the sugar master who operates Pralines by Leon boasts a storied past rivaling any in Music City’s historic district.
Every day except Sunday, Leon Vlahos rises early to turn on the heat under his bright copper pots.Read More