Bologna Candy

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    2¼ pounds

Appears in

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

Looks like summer sausage, tastes like elegant candy—rich and luscious


  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 lb. dates ( c.)
  • 1 c. flaked coconut
  • ½ c. chopped nuts


  • Combine sugar and milk in 2-qt. heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat to soft ball stage (234°), stirring occasionally.
  • Add dates and cook, stirring constantly until mixture is very thick and leaves the side of pan when stirred.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and nuts. Cool slightly. Turn out on wet towel. When cool enough to handle and hold shape, roll up in towel. Place in refrigerator and chill.
  • Make a roll 2" in diameter about 18" long like rolls of cookie dough. Cut in slices to serve.