On Dec 6, 1:41*pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
> My German grandmother made this wonderful candy. *She was Lena Ruffner
> First posted in 2001:
> Date Nut Coconut Candy
> 2 c. sugar
> 1 c. milk
> 1-1/2 Tbs. butter (or as her recipe stated, butter the size of a Walnut)
> 1 cup chopped dates
> 1 c. chopped walnuts
> 1 c. shredded coconut
> 1 tsp. vanilla extract
> Combine sugar, milk and butter and cook until it reaches the soft ball stage
> (test in cold water - mixture will flatten but can be picked up). *Add
> chopped dates and cook 5 minutes longer. *Add chopped walnuts, coconut and
> vanilla. *Beat until thick.
> Butter a 3 inch strip on 6 feet of waxed paper. *Spoon the mixture along the
> strip and spread with a knife into a square shape. *Be careful, the mixture
> is very hot. *Let candy set, then cut into 1 inch squares.
Thanks so much for posting this, Jill. I've had similar candies in
the past, but never a recipe.