Christmas Date Nut Candy Recipe

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Christmas Date Nut Candy

Sydney Morgan

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@wowhavs

This came from a family member, and although it is time consuming and requires lengthy and difficult stirring, it is well worth the effort! It makes a huge batch, freezes (supposed to), and EVERYONE LOVES IT!
A roll of this candy makes a great gift (rolled in non-terry towel with design for the occasion).
Haven't made this in years, so not sure about prep/cook time. I would allow at least an hour to complete all steps.


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Serves:

MANY

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

7 c
sugar
1 can(s)
evaporated milk
3 Tbsp
butter
1 c
nuts (crushed)
1 lb
pitted dates
1 tsp
vanilla
1
dutch oven or very large sauce pan
several non-terry dish towels - wet - laid flat on counter (ready for candy)
1
wooden or strong spoon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring Sugar, Butter and Milk to rolling/bubbling boil.
2
Add dates, crushing against sides of pan (Tough!)
3
Cook to Soft Ball stage. (Drop tiny bit in glass of cold water. When forms a soft ball - NOT hard - Remove from heat and BEAT until thick and pour-able.
4
Work fast here.
Pour a long roll onto wet towel near long side, leaving space at each end. Fold ends in, and roll to other side. Put each roll in freezer
5
Slice frozen (or close to it), and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies