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This recipe for Date Loaf Candy, by Becky Popp, is from The POPP Family Cookbook Project,
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3 c. sugar 1/2 box dates 1 t. vanilla 1/2 lb. pecans (2 cups) 1 c. milk 1 T. butter 1/2 lb. cherries
Let sugar, butter, milk and dates boil until a soft ball forms in cold water. Beat until thick. Add pecans and pour on to a wet cloth (dishtowel) or waxed paper. Press cherries on top. Roll into logs and wrap with either cloth or waxed paper. Refrigerate. The longer refrigerated the better the flavor. Slice into bite size pieces when ready to serve.
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