Date Roll Candy15 Reviews
“This is an easy to make and delicious candy that is a little different than any other.” - by bluebayou
Original recipe yields 10 to 12 servings
- Butter a 12x15 inch sheet of aluminum foil and dust generously with confectioners' sugar.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (11 total)
- 359 cal
- 9.1 g
- 69.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (15)Rate This Recipe
"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 and va..." See morenilla flavoring will work. Cooking just short of the soft ball stage and beating in the dates and nuts with a wooden spoon makes it a bit creamier. Toasted pecans are our preferred nuts for this. I also use 1 1/2 cups of dates. My Grandmother made this every year until she couldn't, then my Mother took over. I inherited it when my Mom passed away. I am now teaching my daughter and daughter-in-law the tricks to making this wonderful candy."
"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...." See more"
"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 very ..." See moresimple to make, taking less than 30 minutes with a food processor to chop the dates and pecans.I highly recommend it!!"
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