Date Nut Candy Recipe

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Even though my two grown sons aren't big "sweets eaters", they think these candies are exceptional. The big peanut butter flavor is a hit combined with holiday staples like walnuts and dates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 240 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Shape into 3/4-in. balls; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  2. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating and place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Date Nut Candy in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p38

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pepperkosh User ID: 4467834 71400
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I wish i could give this more stars! beautiful and easy to make. this combination is wonderful and tastes awesome! I love this addition to my Christmas candy gift bags."

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