|Sugar||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Butter/Oleo||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Milk||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Pitted chopped dates||8 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Chopped pecans||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
Cook sugar, butter, salt and milk to a soft ball stage, 236-238 degrees F.
Add dates and cook slowly, stirring constantly until mixture forms a hard ball stage, 265 degrees F.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and pecans.
Beat until cool.
Pour on a damp cloth and shape into a long rectangular roll.
Refrigerate until completely cold.
Slice and serve.
An electric knife makes easier slicing.
Yields about 2 1/2 to 3 dozen.