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Date Nut Bar Candy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melanie Henry

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound nuts (I, of course, use pecans)
6 cups sugar
2 cups milk (I wonder if they didn't use canned milk)
1 cups light Karo corn syrup
1 pound chopped dates
2 teaspoons pure vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Place a candy thermometer on the side of a heavy, large saucepan. Bring the sugar, milk, and Karo to a rolling boil while stirring continuously. Turn down the heat, but keep the mixture boiling, until it reaches soft-ball stage. Remove from stove. Beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to stiffen; add dates, nuts, and vanilla. Put the candy in a damp tea towel; roll it into a cylinder; cut inch slices from the cylinder. Store in an airtight container.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother made this candy each Christmas. Even though I was skeptical of the strange looking dates, it soon became one of my favorite Christmas treats.

It wasn't until I compiled the recipes that I saw the note stating that the recipe came from my father's mother, Mina Manchester Lee.

 

 

 

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