xo. I’m so glad! I have not had it in years. Thanks. This is such a sweet memory, Rexene. Soooo…. This taste just like I remember! These old recipes of our mothers and grandmothers are so precious, aren’t they? I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas! I am excited to try it. Something like this… I am hoping this recipe is it. She’d continue on to tell us of funny Christmas stories from her childhood and later when she grew up and had a family of her own. I don’t understand the rolling part. How long do you cook the mixture once it reaches the soft ball stage? I hope it tastes just like you remember. Preparation Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 5 mins Total Time: 20 mins Makes 4 servings Show me for servings. Create an account easily save your favorite content, so you never forget a recipe again. This post may contain affiliate links. What culture it could be. I remember she wrapped hers in a damp dishcloth. Our roll was about 2 inches in diameter and maybe 10 inches long. This date candy sounds a lot like date skillet roll cookie with rice krispies in them. Can’t wait to make this in her memory and share with my grandchildren. Dip in milk and roll in coconut. I hope you and your family enjoy it and have a wonderful time sharing those memories! We use to call them Date Nut Logs, I believe my mother got the recipe from her mother when she was young, sooo yummy! oh, I LOVE hearing that others remember this recipe too, Peggy. I thought it was a lost memory, but you’ve brought it back. Place a piece of date and fold into finger size rolls. I’m going to warm a slice tomorrow and try that. I separate each layer of candy with waxed paper or parchment. Dinner rolls are a great addition to any meal, any time of the year. add enough heavy cream to bind all ingredients together. cut into slices. Thanks for sharing that with me. Hi friends date roll recipe is one of my favorite for Christmas treats plz do subscribe to my channel and share my video with friends and family. INGREDIENTS Choose from smoked salmon, soups, pâtés, sharing platters, cheese tarts and more. Question though – since we have nut allergies, what would you suggest subbing for the pecans? Thank you so much! She used to make this from memory. Can anyone explain? This is lose I think except she used homemade butter and fresh cream….it was so yummy. I’m a 71-year-old great grandmother. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. We’ll see if it even comes out when cool. xo. A few years ago I made it using fresh dates.. She sounds like a beautiful person! Aunt Frankie would roll these candies up into a log and hand press whole, perfect pecan halves over the outside. Almost impossible to roll on parchment paper. I remember it was one of my favorites at the holidays. I love hearing the memories that everyone has with this old fashioned dessert, Paula! We all devoured it putting a dollop of whipped cream on top and sprinkling crushed graham crackers on top. I used a candy thermometer to 235 degrees snd whipped until thickened. Enter your email to get recipes delivered right to your inbox. Peanut Brittle Recipe - Cooking | Add a Pinch | Robyn Stone. Beat until starts to thicken and add chopped pecans. Merry Christmas! My mom use make Awe. I hope you enjoy this recipe – my Grandmother never failed to make this during the holiday season as long as she was able to. She was from South Carolina and pecans (pee-CANS) were plentiful. I added chocolate chips (FYI I buy the big bag from Costco bc I make many cc cookies and it’s a great flavored chip) Wish me luck! Now I can have a whole log to myself! Bake the date rolls in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 12 to 15 minutes or until the tops of the date rolls turn lightly golden. I had a fire 4/14 this year, I UNFORTUNATELY lost her precious recipe file. My mom use make Step 2. I just made your recipe. Thank you! I hope you have a special holiday! I’ve looked for her recipe and finally here it is! I can taste it already! WE used a clean dishtowel or tea towel; wet it then wring it out good. I’m so glad you found the recipe and love that you are making it! I’m so glad you found it! I just went through my grandmother’s recipes and typed on a doctor’s note pad was just the ingredients with amounts and the title said “WHAT DO YOU CALL IT?” The proportions are different (3c graham crackers, 1 1/2c chopped dates, 1c nuts, 3c marshmallows, 1/2c cream) and it also includes 1 small can crushed pineapple. I know from my own memories that they are so precious and bittersweet. ©2020BAREFEETINTHEKITCHEN.COM. I can’t think of the name it but a fabric place can tell you. Generally that towel was not worth much so we’d toss it. It is one of my favorite candies and memories. I make the date rolls now and lick my own fingers!!! Enjoy the candy yourself. It is so awesome when we make dishes that we loved when we were little. Delicious and how fun to use your grandmother’s recipe! I have her recipe but I never could make it work. I’m so glad this recipe is like the candy you had growing up. Date rolls - allrecipes.com recipe. pulsed into crumbs in the blender or food processor, reserve 2 tablespoons for coating. Thanks so much! He passed away when I was just ten years old and I hadn’t thought of his Date Nut Roll in years. Carefully spread across parchment paper to form a roll. My Great-Grandmother is white and Cherokee and from MO from before the civil war and we’ve all always made this ‘Date Loaf’ around Christmas. It does not turn out if I use wax paper, dish towels, etc. …it just landed in my inbox from you!! I also remember that she passed me the stuff to beat as soon as I was old and strong enough too. Brushed with an egg wash, the rolls are baked at 350 F or 180 C for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. She passed away three years ago and I have not been able to find her receipe. How special, CJ! Hi Robyn, I wish I knew the linen my grams used specifically for her date roll. Look up “browned butter.”, this is delicious ! My neighbor and I discovered , warm a slice in the microwave until the marshmallows soften and serve with whipped cream. Do you know anything about where this recipe may have come from? My grandmother made similar version. I know you must miss your friend terribly. She rolled it in a wet dish towel and hung it on the clothes line over night she called it clothes line candy. The difference was that we used large marshmallows cut up and the pecans were chopped very small. I love hearing the memories people have for this holiday recipe, Shandelle! Roll in … Place on a baking tray and … I’ve thought about them for many years. Mom cooked the dates, etc, Dad beat the candy until it was creamy. note: this roll can be prepared days in advance. Stir in walnuts; cool completely. shape into a roll about four inches in diameter, and roll in the extra finely crushed crumbs. JusRol’s got you covered with delicious recipes for Mince Pie Twists, the ultimate party Sausage Roll, and many more here… Christmas Recipes. Roll out dough in thin layers in small batches and cut with round cookie cutter. I’m so happy to hear this! I try every year to make my great grandmas recipe, but fail ? Only difference is that her recipe called for adding chopped maraschino cherries. This is exactly like the receipe that my mom used to make. Would anyone tell me how to roll it by the towel method? I always wondered about the origin. I do hope you enjoy it and have a very Merry Christmas!!! My Momma passed to Heaven 11/18. Her Christmas specialty was rosettes. Tags Dry Fruit Flavours Rolls. She would always have a platter of this Date Nut Roll and her Divinity and Fudge. Crecipe.com deliver fine selection of quality Date rolls - allrecipes.com recipes equipped with ratings, reviews and mixing tips. My Grandmother made this every Christmas for us…along with many other special treats…and this was always such a favorite! My new boyfriend is in the date business and gave me a 5 lb box of Medjool dates. Enjoy! Spread two large sheets of parchment or wax paper on the counter and divide the mixture on top of … I had the same problem. She sent me the pictures of her handwritten recipes on Whatsapp and then despite her busy schedule she answered every silly doubt patiently. I never knew anyone else that made it and there probably weren’t many who did as it’s not the easiest candy to stir. Thanks for any additional tips. When I found this recipe last year and made it for the first time as an adult, it was like I was standing in my grandparents’ kitchen once again. I love the different memories everyone has of these recipe! My Grandmother's recipe is easy to follow and a family-favorite. Black Forest Bakewell tart . xo, I have been searching for this for a long time. She got the recipe from her grandmother. Thanks for letting me know how it has been handed down in your family. pitted dates, well chopped, marshmallow, ground pecans or 1/2 lb walnuts, evaporated milk, drained finely chopped maraschino cherry (save the juice), flaked coconut (optional), gr Can’t wait to try my hand at this. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I hope you enjoy them! xo. I hope I do it justice! I bet the butterscotch would be good too! And are you saying to make four rolls?…. Moderate | 175 Mins | 10 Servings. There’s nothing like those special treats that our mother’s and grandmother’s made, especially around the holidays. I took over making the date roll when she no longer could and we still have it every year at Christmas. Slice into pieces with a very sharp knife. Thank you so much for sharing. My friend made these for me when I was pregnant with my son. Thanks for posting! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Those Grandmother Verdie’s {or Verde in your case} are extra special people, aren’t they? ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Take care Meg. Line four baking sheets with parchment paper. 7 ways; Jamie: Keep Cooking & Carry On; Jamie’s Meat-Free Meals; 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food; 20 years of The Naked Chef; Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics; View more… She has since passed away and I miss her so much! My mom made this each Christmas when I was growing up. xo. I’m so glad that you love the date nut roll too, Cheryl! I am so excited at that thought that I am going to try it again today. Every year for Christmas, my Grandmother Verdie would spend a day in the kitchen making family-favorite candy recipes that had been given to her from my Granddaddy’s aunt. https://www.homemade-dessert-recipes.com/date-roll-candy-recipe.html Your email address will not be published. Wrap rolls in towel; let stand until set. Armen, my grandma made this too and she was white and from Illinois but not far from Missouri border. I love that we share such great memories of this recipe, Irene. Nut allergy? I hope you enjoy making it and am sure your dad will love that you made it for him! I’m making it agai this year, Precious memories, Elizabeth. in the center between 2 thin cookies pressed together. As so many others have said, this takes me back to my long past childhood when my mother made these. Stir milk, sugar and 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter together in a heavy bottom pan over medium high heat. Spoon date mixture onto towel. Christmas recipes; Get-ahead gravy day; Thanksgiving recipes; Gorgeous winter soups recipes; Sunday lunch; Dinner for two; View more… Books & TV. Such wonderful memories! Something like this at Christmas time. They all started to reminisce and some cried. Love date roll! I took that to mean sweetened condensed milk but, after reading these comments (thank you, Meg! You can add any nuts of your choice just remember to … Yumm. This Date Nut Roll brings me directly back to my childhood. Place the graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, dates, and pecans in a mixing bowl and toss to coat everything in the crumbs. It is very gooey. Cover and chill dough until firm; 2 - 3 hours. I used the “wet towel” method also but they just never seem to get completely ‘hardened’. Break off walnut size pieces of the dough and roll into a disc. Oh Lisa, Cool the date rolls completely and store in an airtight container. Enjoy! Meg, are tender and liquid is almost evaporated. Roll each dough portion between 2 sheets of waxed paper into a 12x10-in. Discover delicious and elegant festive starters to ease you into Christmas dinner. I am hoping this recipe is it. My neighbor used to make this candy she always brought us some at Christmas . My aunt used to make this when I was a young girl, and I’m 67 yrs now. Interesting huh? {originally published 9/18/14 – recipe notes updated 10/30/19}, Filed under: Desserts, More Desserts, No Bake, Recipes. Not only the recipes, but they were in her writing. My mom passed away last year and this was one of my favorite treats she would make through the holidays. Pour candy directly on the wet towel to make a roll and then roll it up in the towel. Just like what my mom made every Christmas just made some today. Stir frequently and bring to softball stage of 110 degrees C. Stir in dates and nuts; allow mixture to cool. I too have searched for my Momma’s recipe. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter and vanilla. Robyn – My mama’s name was Verda (but I always called her Verdie as a nickname), and this was her favorite candy at Christmas. Delicious. Required fields are marked *. Take care. Still tastes delicious but messy to eat haha Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I love that idea, Jackie. Yay! All Rights Reserved, This post may contain affiliate links. I love that you remember this recipe too, Paula. your own Pins on Pinterest Judy. Slowly add the cream, a couple of tablespoons at a time, stirring to combine. combine the marshmallows, dates, crumbs and walnuts. Spread two large sheets of parchment or wax paper on the counter and divide the mixture on top of them. Let me know how they work for you!!! Roll the date and nut mixture into balls instead of a bar and coat it with desiccated coconut, biscuit powder, or rice crispies, or anything. Crushed graham crackers, marshmallows, dates, pecans and a splash of cream: none of these ingredients are remarkable on their own, but when combined they become something special. I love that your parents made this together! I have one question. I have searched and searched online for this candy that I remember from my childhood. It always made a beautiful log . Unfortunately my children and grandchildren do not like the roll.. Too soft to roll. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. My mother used to make this every year when I was a child, and now I make it every Christmas for my family. My mom and aunt made this every year! My Aunt Frankie lived in middle Georgia and used pecans out of her yard to make these. It is such a special family recipe for us too, Jan. Stir frequently and bring to softball stage of 235 degrees F. Stir in dates and nuts; allow mixture to cool. Christmas Day Recipes You Can Make in a Pressure Cooker. I remember watching my grandpa roll this on the kitchen counter every holiday when we visited. I still have the piece of paper with the recipe I wrote down the last time I watched my mother make a date nut roll. Make sure you have the recommended temperature of 235 degrees. Wonderful!! My Grannie in MS used to make this at Christmas time also. Bake at 350 degrees on lightly greased sheet pan for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. In a bowl, combine 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, dates and walnuts. My grandmother used old white cotton undershirts cut up and dampened to keep the rolls from drying out. My boyfriends mom sent us some dates this year since they grow them all over the valley she lives in and I have been looking for recipes to try out. xo, My Mom and Dad made his Date Roll every year. What is the best way to store the rolls? Read Recipe >> grandpa's date nut roll. . I can’t wait to make this! 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