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    Date Loaf Candy

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    25 mins

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    Janie Foote's Note:

    This is a very old recipe, It goes back to my Grandmother, that was born in 1878.

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    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 tablespoons Karo syrup
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 (8 ounce) package chopped dates
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


    1. 1
      You will also need: 1 clean damp cloth.
    2. 2
      Cook first 3 ingredients, in a med boiler on top of stove.
    3. 3
      Bring to a rolling boil, after 3 minute of this, put a spoon full in a bowl of cold water and check for a soft ball.
    4. 4
      (It should be firm enough to pick up with your fingers.) Keep checking till you get the soft ball.
    5. 5
      Then add the dates, and mix until dates have melted.
    6. 6
      Then add nuts and roll out onto damp cloth, and roll into a log shape.
    7. 7
      Put into Refridgerator until cold,cut into thin slices.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 14, 2004

      Thank you, this is an excellent recipe. I too have the same one from my grandmother born in 1878. The only difference I found in the instructions was to use a linen napkin?

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    • on December 14, 2010

      Ny Dad's favorite Christmas treat which my Mom made each and every year. Very, very piece will satisfy, at least for a while. Love this candy once a year. The recipe was passed on from my great great grandmother who was born in the 1860's.

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    • on November 25, 2008

      It was so strange reading this recipe because I knew exactly how it tasted. Then I could remember eating this when I was a little child. My Great Granny made it around Christmas for the adults. I am going to make it, though, my grandchildren won't care for the dates, our grown children will. Thanks for a great menory.

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    Nutritional Facts for Date Loaf Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (23 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 45

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 76.0
    Calories from Fat 23
    Total Fat 2.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 0.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 12.4 g
    Protein 0.4 g

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