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                             DATE-AND-NUT ROLL
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Candies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -Nancy Speicher DPXX20A
    3       c            Sugar
    1       c            Evaporated milk
    3       tb           Butter or margarine
    3       tb           Light corn syrup
    1       c            Dates -- chopped
    1       c            Pecans or walnuts -- chopped
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    6       oz           Semisweet chocolate pieces
 
    1. In heavy, 3-qt saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter and corn
   syrup. cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon,
   until sugar dissolves & mixutre comes to boiling; add dates.
    2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer registers
   238F, or until a little in cold water forms a soft ball.
    3. Remove from heat. Add nuts & vanilla. Beat until thick. Turn out
   on board; divide in half. Shape each half into a roll 1 3/4 in
   diameter; wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate at least 1 hour before
   coating with chocolate.
    4. In top of double boiler, melt chocolate pieces over hot, not
   boiling, water. Remove from heat.
    5. Remove date rolls from refrigerator; spread half of chocolate
   over each roll; spreading to coat evenly all over. refrigerate until
   chocolate is hard; wrap in waxed paper until ready to cut into slices
   1/3 thick. Makes 2 1/4 lbs.
    From McCalls Cookery No. 13
  
 
 
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