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Date Nut Roll


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, pitted dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  1. Cook milk, sugar and butter over medium heat until it forms a soft ball when dropped into a cup of cold water, about 234 degrees F. Add dates, nuts and vanilla extract. Beat with a wooden spoon until creamy.
  2. Put a clean cup towel on the counter or butter a sheet of wax paper.
  3. When the candy is cool enough to handle, roll the mixture into the towel or wax paper in a log shape.
  4. Refrigerate overnight, and slice when chilled.

Per serving: Cal 167 (26% fat) Fat 5 g (1 g sat) Fiber 1 g Chol 3 mg Sodium 13 mg Carb 31 g Calcium 21 mg

Makes 20 servings.