Christmas Date Nut Candy

Christmas Date Nut Candy Recipe

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Sydney Morgan


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min


  • 7 c
  • 1 can(s)
    evaporated milk
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    nuts (crushed)
  • 1 lb
    pitted dates
  • 1 tsp
  • 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

How to Make Christmas Date Nut Candy


  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.

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About Christmas Date Nut Candy

Course/Dish: Candies

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