Date Loaf Recipe

How often do you come across a good Date Loaf recipe? If you are loaded with dates, then this is what you need to do! A great snack recipe, this is something by kids and adults alike.
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Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Sugar3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Butter1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Dates1⁄2 Pound, chopped
 Pecans4 Cup (64 tbs), chopped
 Pecan1 Pound, halves

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 10053 Calories from Fat 6132

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 731 g1124.4%

Saturated Fat 78.1 g390.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 82.3 mg

Sodium 142.6 mg5.9%

Total Carbohydrates 924 g308.1%

Dietary Fiber 111.6 g446.4%

Sugars 799.7 g

Protein 106 g211.9%

Vitamin A 29.5% Vitamin C 19.4%

Calcium 116.4% Iron 150.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, and butter.
2) Gently heat while stirring, till mix is well blended.
3) Raise the heat and cook to a firm-ball stage.
4) Add in the dates and lower the heat.
5) While stirring, allow to simmer, till the dates are dissolved.
6) Beat till lukewarm.
7) Stir in the chopped pecans.
8) Dampen a 24-inch square cloth and place over thick pad of paper towels.
9) Spread the pecan halves on the cloth.
10) Pour the candy down the center of the cloth.
11) Bring both sides of the cloth over the candy, pressing the pecans deeply into the candy.
12) Roll the candy smoothly in cloth.
13) Refrigerate for several hours.

14) Slice and serve.