Old-Fashioned Date Loaf
This old-fashioned candy easily rivals fudge. Everyone knows what fudge is, but comparatively few know date loaf. Make it once, and it will become a tradition in your family.
Stir the dates and pecans into the syrup and continue cooking until dates are dissolved and mixture reaches firm ball stage (248°F on candy thermometer). Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Pour mixture out onto clean, damp dishtowels or tea towels and shape into 2-inch diameter rolls. Chill until firm. Slice in half-inch slices.
Prep time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 30-35 minutes; Total time: 40 minutes
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell
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