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Date Pecan Fudge

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
    3 pounds


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour into a buttered 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Let stand at room temperature overnight. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 62 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • hal47
    Nov 9, 2009

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