My Grandmother's Date Nut Roll Recipe

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My Grandmother's Date Nut Roll

Jamie Wyatt

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My grandmother made this every Christmas, and occasionally, for other occasions, when we begged! It was my favorite!


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Ingredients

3 c
sugar
1 c
milk
1-8 oz pkg
dates
1 Tbsp
butter
4 c
choped pecans
1 pinch
baking soda

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Chop dates. (Do not buy or use dates that are already chopped.)
2
Combine sugar, milk, and dates in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture reaches soft ball 234 degrees.
3
Remove from heat. Stir in butter and nuts. Stir until candy starts to thicken. Divide candy in half, by shaping it into logs on two damp tea towels. roll and shape into 10"X2" logs. Let cool. Slice to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Hashtags: #pecan, #cooked, #date