Date Loaf Candy

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Janie Foote

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

Top Review by slt453

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?

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Karo syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (8 ounce) packagechopped dates
  • 1 12 cups chopped pecans


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

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