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Christmas Delight Candy
1/2 pound marshmallows
1 small package figs
1/2 pound dates, stoned
1/2 pound blanched almonds
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1 small jar maraschino cherries
Melt marshmallows over hot water until very soft.
Grind figs, dates, nuts and coconut.
Chop and drain cherries.
Mix all ingredients together well. Pat out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into squares, then roll in granulated sugar.
Chocolate Glaze: In heavy, small saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate and shortening until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; cool slightly.
Remove candy in one piece from pan to cutting board. Spread chocolate over candy; sprinkle with reserved almonds, pressing them gently into chocolate.
Set candy aside to allow glaze to set, about 1 hour.
Break candy into pieces.
Store in layers, separated by wax paper, in tightly covered container to use up within 2 weeks.
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