Date Roll Candy

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"This is an easy to make and delicious candy that is a little different than any other."


servings 359 cals
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Original recipe yields 11 servings



  • Calories:
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.6g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Butter a 12x15 inch sheet of aluminum foil and dust generously with confectioners' sugar.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, mix together the sugar and evaporated milk. Stir frequently and bring to softball stage of 235 degrees F. Stir in dates and nuts; allow mixture to cool.
  3. Form the candy into a roll about 1-1/2 inches in diameter and wrap in the prepared foil; refrigerate until firm. Slice thinly with a knife dipped in hot water to serve.
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  1. 18 Ratings


Missing Ingredients! I believe what this is missing is 1 tablespoon butter with the sugar and milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla with the dates and nuts. I prefer real butter and vanilla but margarine ...

My father made this recipe every Christmas. We called it "snake" candy because it is formed into a long roll before slicing. It is absolutely delicious and would make a great holiday gift. It is...

This recipe is great with TWO cups of sugar. Helps reduce the "white stuff" we all get too much of. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla.

Thank you so much for submitting this yummy candy recipe. When I was a child my mom use to make this candy around christmas and EVERYONE loved it so much. I have been searching and searching for...

You left out the 2 tablespoons of butter and teaspoon of vanilla which is added when the mixture is cooked.

I'm not sure that this recipe had all the ingredients listed! I didn't understand what "softball" stage meant --- when I was finished, I felt that all I had was a log of suger! Yuk! I would lov...

I've been making this candy every Christmas since 1966. My grandmother made it every Christmas when I was a child. Three stars for this recipe because I think the 1 tablespoon of butter and te...

This is decent as written, but it does feel far too sweet (I know it's candy, but still). Changes I wish I had made: chopping the walnuts and dates more coarsely so as to have larger chunks of e...

Just as good as my mom made when I was a kid.