Date Pecan Fudge Recipe

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As a new bride, my Texas-born mother made this recipe to remind her of home. Now, when I make the mellow date-filled candy, happy family times come to mind.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:117 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 117 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 12 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 62 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and milk. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 4 minutes. Add dates; boil and stir for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in candy coating and marshmallows until melted. Beat until smooth. Add pecans and vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until glossy.
  3. Pour into a buttered 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Let stand at room temperature overnight. Cut into squares. Yield: 3 pounds.
Originally published as Date Pecan Fudge in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p39

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"My son loves dates and pecans. This was rated By him as "MAKE MORE!!" Thanks for the recipe."

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