New Orleans' pralines
While you can find these pecan perfections throughout the Deep South, New Orleans has a love affair like no other with this sugary sweet. French settlers brought their own version of the candy to Louisiana in the 1700s, where the abundance of cane syrup and pecans made it a natural fit. The signature candy was actually one of the earliest street foods in the country, sold by emancipated black women as a way to make a living after the Civil War.
Get the recipe here.