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    Date Candy

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put milk and sugar in pan and as soon as it boils, add dates and butter.
    2. 2
      Boil until it forms a good soft ball in cold water (watch carefully but don't stir more than absolutely necessary).
    3. 3
      Remove from fire; add nuts and stir. Beat until very stiff.
    4. 4
      Dip out on a cloth wrung from cold water; knead and mold into a long roll.
    5. 5
      Let stay in damp cloth until hard and cold.
    6. 6
      Slice and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 02, 2009

      55

      Amazingly yummy results! I made this in the microwave in a large clear Pyrex bowl (using techniques similar to those for microwave toffee and peanut brittle). The texture is a little like maple fudge, with a wonderfully fine grain (not gummy). Cut with a very sharp knife and smooth pressure. Carol is right to recommend powdered sugar to dress it up. Might also make sense to press this into a pan, sprinkle ground pecans on top, and cut it into squares. I will make this again as soon as I have an excuse--even a flimsy one! -Amy

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    • on November 16, 2007

      55

      this is an outstanding recipe and it is a great christmas recipe with a little lemon in the mix. When sliced, roll pieces in powdered or granulated sugar. If you like dates, you'll love this. Carol

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    Nutritional Facts for Date Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (1264 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3973.7
     
    Calories from Fat 864
    21%
    Total Fat 96.0 g
    147%
    Saturated Fat 25.1 g
    125%
    Cholesterol 81.7 mg
    27%
    Sodium 1181.2 mg
    49%
    Total Carbohydrate 785.1 g
    261%
    Dietary Fiber 26.5 g
    106%
    Sugars 718.5 g
    2874%
    Protein 40.1 g
    80%

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