This is a way easy candy to make. It's one my mother made when I was a child, and I took over the process when I was in the 5th grade.
Here's what you'll need:
3 cups sugar
1 cup canned milk
1 cube butter
1 to 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
1 to 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
Put the sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan and heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Lower heat to medium and add dates.
When ready to serve, unwrap and slice.
This recipe is foolproof. When I was making it for this blog post, I inadvertently added a can of evaporated milk rather than a cup. I simply increased the dates to 2 cups and cooked it longer. It turned out wonderfully. A little more chewy than the original recipe, but great.
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