Coconut date slices

Yield: 7 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Sugar
1 tablespoon Light corn syrup
¾ cup Evaporated milk
6¾ ounce Pitted dates
2 tablespoons Butter
1 cup Chopped nuts
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Flaked coconut, toasted

DIRECTIONS: Mix first 3 ingredients in saucepan. Cook, stirring, until a small amount of mixture forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water (232-F). Add dates; cook, stirring, until mixture returns to 232-F. Remove from heat, and cool to lukewarm (110-F). Add remaining ingredients, except coconut, and beat until thick. Shape in 2 or 3 rolls 1½" in diameter. Roll in coconut. When firm, cut in ½" slices.

Source: Mom's old magazine clippings- 1940's to 1970's From: Sallie Austin

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