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Date Candy (Dulce de Datiles)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 pound chopped, pitted dates
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter

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Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, mix milk, honey, sugar and salt; bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Add chopped pecans and dates. Stir the mixture until it is thick. This should take less than 1 minute.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and butter and spoon the mixture into a greased mold or onto a plate and allow it to cool.

To use as a filling for pie, either double or increase the recipe by 50 percent, depending on the size of the pie plate.

Pour the mixture into a pre-baked crust.