Christmas Date Nut Candy

Christmas Date Nut Candy Recipe

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Sydney Morgan

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
MANY
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Christmas Date Nut Candy

Step-by-Step

  • 1Bring Sugar, Butter and Milk to rolling/bubbling boil.
  • 2Add dates, crushing against sides of pan (Tough!)
  • 3Cook 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.
  • 4Work 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
  • 5Slice frozen (or close to it),and serve.

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About Christmas Date Nut Candy

Course/Dish: Candies




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