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Fruit Delight Candy Recipe

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This recipe for Fruit Delight Candy, by , is from The Howland Baptist Church Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

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1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. water
1 c. white corn syrup
3 c. coconut, finely shredded & divided
1/2 c. walnuts (optional)
1/2 c. candied cherries
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. dates
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. butter

In saucepan, combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to 240 degrees. Thicken with fruit and nuts. Add vanilla, salt and butter. Butter pan and sprinkle with one half of the coconut; add candy mixture; sprinkle with remaining half of coconut.




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