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my grandmother's date nut roll

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Recipe by
Jamie Wyatt
Fayetteville, GA

Hope you'll join my Just a Pinch group: Family Food Traditions--Sharing JOY on the Journey! My grandmother made this every Christmas, and occasionally, for other occasions, when we begged! It was my favorite!

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Ingredients For my grandmother's date nut roll

  • 3 c
  • 1 c
  • 1-8 oz pkg
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 4 c
    choped pecans
  • 1 pinch
    baking soda

How To Make my grandmother's date nut roll

  • 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.

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